An Important Message to Our Visitors

An Important Message to Our Visitors

August 18, 2021

Dear Friends,

Late summer and early fall are beautiful times to visit Martha’s Vineyard. Beaches are less crowded, the water is still warm, and miles of hiking trails and bicycling opportunities beckon. Our charming historic downtowns are still bustling, offering shopping, dining options, and sightseeing.

Whether you’re planning a day trip, a romantic weekend getaway, or a longer visit,  you’ve come to the right place.

Right now, due to a recent uptick in Covid cases, four of our towns (Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and West Tisbury) have adopted a mandate (effective August 19) to wear masks in all indoor public spaces, as well as indoor private spaces open to the public.

Restaurants, office spaces, bars, retail spaces, spas, gyms, barber shops and houses of worship are all included in the mandate. Diners are only allowed to remove masks when seated at tables or when eating, and bar patrons must wear a mask unless sitting at the bar. Masks are required on dance floors, in hotel and lodging hallways, and in indoor performance venues.

If the policies change at any time, this message will be updated. In the meantime, when planning your trip you can visit our sister site,, for the latest news from the Island. You can also find out what restaurants and businesses are open by checking out this list of what’s open. Events and activities are updated daily on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Vineyard Gazette Media Group



Photo by Ray Ewing




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