November 13, 2020
This message is a joint effort between the Martha’s Vineyard Regional Emergency Management Public Information Office, Martha’s Vineyard Boards of Health (MVBOH), Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH), local police, Island Health Care, the Community Ambassadors, and many others.
Many of the new COVID-19 outbreaks are happening in family homes and large group gatherings. We want to remind you that the Governor has ordered that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or someone who has been in contact with persons proven to have COVID-19, must stay at home and isolate away from others.
If you feel sick or symptomatic, please call your doctor or the MVH Call Center at 508-684-4500 from Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The MVH Call Center is available to all members of the community, whether or not you are a patient of MVH Primary Care. If you have an emergency and require medical attention, call 911 or go to the MVH Emergency Room.
If you are asymptomatic but worry about exposure or you’ve been off-Island, TestMV is open for no-cost testing for everyone Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Go to ihimv.org to learn more. If you do test positive or have been listed as a positive individual’s close contact, you will be contacted by a contact tracer who will answer any questions and tell you how to keep you and your household safe. Please answer those calls, or if you monitor your incoming calls, please call back immediately. This is critical to stopping community spread.
Let’s work together so we can all stay healthy and support one another. By working together, we will get through this.