An Important Message to Our Visitors

An Important Message to Our Visitors

June 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

Martha’s Vineyard is beginning to reopen as the first phase of a four-phase plan announced by Gov. Charlie Baker has taken effect.  Many restaurants are offering take-out meals, and some are offering delivery. Outdoor dining could be allowed as soon as next week, when hotels and inns are also slated to reopen.  Massachusetts and the six Island towns have all issued orders requiring face masks in public places where social distancing isn’t possible. This list of what’s open and what’s closed is being updated daily.

Many people are wondering whether the Vineyard will be ready for visitors this summer. The answer is a cautious “yes,” though it will be a much quieter summer than usual.  Here is a list of frequently asked questions for summer residents and visitors to the Island, and here is a list of the Island’s signature summer events and their current status. 

For now, we invite you to tour our site, make note of the many things you don’t want to miss and come back often to see how Martha’s Vineyard is preparing to ensure that its visitors are welcomed back safely. Our beaches, our picturesque villages, our walking paths and farmstands, our sparkling night sky will all be here.

And be sure to visit our sister site,, for the latest news from the island.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay well.

The Vineyard Gazette Media Group



Photo by Tim Johnson



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