State of MA Covid-19 Emergency Order Information (03/23/2020) Updated 03/31/2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020



Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.

Click here to download the Signed Essential Services and Revised Gatherings Order

Click here to download the COVID-19 Essential Services List

Please click here for current Town of Edgartown closures as of 23 March 2020


Joint Petition to Mass Governor from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard (updated 03/30/2020)

Monday, 30 March 2020

03/30/2020 Construction Ban Update - Click here to download


The towns on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are working with the Governor’s office to resolve the issues of the construction ban. Until that time we strongly urge that everyone voluntarily comply with our order. The goal of this order is to keep the risk of infection on the island as low as possible to avoid a surge in Covid 19 cases that the hospital simply does not have the capacity to handle.

We thank you all for your patience.

Joint Petition to Mass Governor from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

Department of Local Services Guidance on the Continuation of Ongoing Construction Projects

Edgartown Stay in Place Order

Emergency Order for Temporary Moratorium on all construction projects in Edgartown


Supplemental Medical Professional Capability Request

Saturday, 21 March 2020

In the event we need to supplement our emergency medical capabilities, the Town is putting together a list of retired, semi-retired, and/or seasonal public health professionals such as; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, dentists, veterinarians, and first responders.  If interested please send point of contact info to:

Federal Census for 2020

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau,
inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census.

The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The
information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our
communities get in state and federal money for things like public health,
transportation, and education.

The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are

Please visit and be counted today.

Town of Edgartown

Thursday, 19 September 2013

One of New England's most elegant communities, Edgartown was Martha's Vineyard's first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century.

Edgartown Master Plan Steering Committee

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The Planning Board extends an invitation to part- or full-time residents of Edgartown to consider serving on the Edgartown Master Plan Steering Committee.

What is a master plan?

Authorized and defined by Section 81D of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, A Master Plan is “a statement through text, maps, illustrations or other forms of communication that is designed to provide a basis for decision making regarding the long-term physical development of the municipality…” Put in other words, a Master Plan defines the Town's overarching Mission, establishes broad policy Goals, and proposes a Strategic Plan for implementing those goals on a timely basis. 

CodeRed Emergency Notification System Signup

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The Town of Edgartown is urging is residents and visitors to sign up and/or update their CodeRed Emergency Notification System contact information. This can be done by clicking this link.

Island emergency managers have licensed the CodeRED community notification system to disseminate important information, along with alerting citizens to severe weather alerts,

Please click here to sign up and/or update your CodeRed Emergency Notifcation System contact information.


Please note:  The currently Town of Edgartown text notification system is a separate system from CodeRed and is used for urgent and non urgent notifications. This texting system that operates separate from CodeRed will continue to operate but is an opt-in cell phone reliant system whereas CodeRed can initiate communication to cell phones, email, and land line phones. CodeRed is for Emergency notifications and severe weather alerts only.

Public Records & Information Contacts

Friday, 18 January 2019

Records Access Officer (RAO):
Karen Medeiros, Town Clerk

Alternate Records Access Officer:
James Hagerty, Town Administrator

Public Information Officer:
Adam Darack, Information Technology Manager

Town of Edgartown Text Notification System

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Town of Edgartown uses a text notification system for sending out urgent notices.  To sign up for this, Text the word Edgartown to 8775508627

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