COVID 19 Update - Stay Well, Stay Safe

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Governor Baker has announced that starting August 1, a more restrictive and enforceable travel order will apply to travelers entering the Commonwealth.

Visitors arriving from designated states: New York, New Jersey, Hawaii and anywhere from New England – Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire – are exempt from the new order. Everyone else must comply, including Massachusetts residents who have traveled to states that are not on the designated exemption list.

Visitors from states not on the exemption list and Massachusetts residents returning to MA from states not on the exemption list, are required to fill out the MA Travel Form AND follow one of these two options: quarantine for 14 days upon entering Massachusetts or produce a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours upon entry into the Commonwealth. If you arrive to MA and have a test taken, once you have a negative COVID-19 test result you no longer have to quarantine.

To schedule a free COVID-19 test on Martha's Vineyard, please call TESTMV at 877-336-9855, or visit

Arriving at Hob Knob

  • Hob Knob offers a private parking lot for guests. If you prefer more distance surrounding your vehicle, The Edgartown School is just 2 blocks away and offers a larger lot
  • If you arrive without a car, please give the Front Desk a call and we are happy to send a private taxi to the boat or airport
  • Our island offers a public transit system, the Vineyard Transit Authority. VTA busses are cleaned frequently, equipped with sanitizer, and all drivers and passengers are required to wear a mask

Contactless Check-In Experience

  • Hob Knob is now offering a contactless check-in experience. Please give the front desk a call when you are on your way to the hotel. We will record your estimated arrival time and have your keys prepared for your arrival. Your room keys double as a key to the building, so you will always have access to the building
  • Your keys, welcome packet and hotel information will be setup in your room ahead of your arrival

Room Cleanliness

  • Our staff members will be wearing protective gloves and face masks when entering rooms and cleaning common areas
  • We are utilizing United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants to properly clean rooms and common areas
  • Our common areas and “high touch” surfaces will be disinfected thoroughly and frequently by all staff members
  • We are evaluating the status of stay over service at this time. As we know more information regarding safety guidelines, we will be able to provide more information.

Hob Knob Spa and Fitness Center

  • Our spa is a private space, limited to two guests at a time
  • We will be offering our standard massage services, steam shower and dry sauna
  • The Fitness Center will also function as a private space, limited to two guests at a time

Update on Steamship Authority

Effective immediately, all passengers traveling on board Steamship Authority vessels are required to have a cloth face covering per Authority policy and the order of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Passengers traveling in vehicles are not required to wear a face covering while remaining in their vehicle, but will need to wear one if they enter any part of the vessel. For more information, please visit their site.

Covid-19 Island Update

Please click here for updates on general guidelines for Martha's Vineyard.

Please check back as this page will be updated frequently.