Due to COVID-19 containment efforts, the Oak Bluffs Public Library's closure has been extended to May 4, 2020. Please visit our online resources and Facebook page for at-home service ideas

Local Information on COVID-19

Local “Stay-at-Home Order” in place for five towns on Martha’s Vineyard.

As of Wednesday 3/25/20, island municipalities voted local restrictions more stringent than Governor Baker’s 3/24/20 advisory. **Grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals and gas stations will remain open. **See Vineyard Gazette article : FAQs on what this means for you, updated 3/30/20.

Updated Tuesday 3/31/20, Governor Baker extended the “Stay-at-Home Advisory” for Mass residents and ordered all non-essential businesses to close until May 4th. Click here for NECN article. **Does NOT include grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, gas stations and others : see Governor’s complete list here**

As of 3/25/20, Governor Baker extends all school and childcare center closures until May 4th at the earliest. Students and teachers will continue online learning. See news conference here.

For districts and families struggling with access to education, WGBH (PBS channel 2) will be airing educational content between 12 pm-5 pm M-F and will have free resources available on their website at the WGBH Distance Learning Center.

**Federal and State Income tax due dates have been postponed to July 15th.**

No Need to file extension paperwork. For more information see: IRS website or Mass.gov Covid-19 Response tax update webpage.

Local information sources

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital: Daily Covid-19 testing reports & other FAQs

Services to the community

  • If you feel like you need to go to the hospital for any reason, call first. (includes routine care) M.V. Hospital call in line: 508-684-4500 (M-F 8 am-7 pm; a call center will be answering outside of hours.)
  • M.V. Community Services Emergency Services (Behavioral and Mental Health Services, 24 hours a day) 508-693-0032

Regional News sites

  • NECN : New England Cable News
  • WBUR : Boston’s local NPR radio site with news links and live streaming.