An Important Message to Our Visitors

An Important Message to Our Visitors

July 7, 2020

Dear Friends,

Martha’s Vineyard is reopening as the third phase of a four-phase plan announced by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker takes effect. Hotels and inns, restaurants, retail stores and hair salons are once again open for visitors, with many safety protocols in place.   This list of what’s open and what’s closed is being updated daily.

The Island is a much quieter place this summer, with most of the large-scale events canceled for the season. Ferries and flights to and from the Island are operating, but service has been reduced. For those looking for a peaceful vacation with plenty of outdoor activity, beaches and trails are open with various restrictions on parking and social distancing. If you come, plan on wearing a mask in all public places. Islanders are proud of having kept cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard to a minimum and want to keep that record going.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions for summer residents and visitors to the Island.

We invite you to tour our site, making note of the many wonderful attractions of Martha’s Vineyard, but be sure to check on their status before you come to avoid disappointment. And be sure to visit our sister site,, for the latest news from the island.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Vineyard Gazette Media Group



Photo by Tim Johnson



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