Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23, City Hall and municipal buildings, including 100 North St., will officially reopen to the public with limited hours of operation from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment.

The Council on Aging and the Berkshire Athenaeum will maintain its current schedule until further notice.

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During this time, community members can continue to use the city’s website, cityofpittsfield.org, to manage their business needs. Individuals with specific questions for city departments, can also utilize the City Hall directory, 413-449-5600. The city’s drop box will also remain in place.

With COVID-19 numbers across the country as low as they were in October, Pittsfield and The Berkshires are slowly starting to re-open.

Pittsfield Public Schools said that after February break, they would return to all in-person learning.

The Beacon Cinema announced late last week that they will, in fact, reopen its doors, to limited capacity, on Feb. 26.

Slater and Marjo had mentioned this morning that The Colonial Theatre have announced some outdoor shows starting in May.

It is expected today that the U.S. will surpass the 500,000 mark in terms of the death toll from the novel coronavirus. President Biden and Vice President Harris will attend a candle lighting ceremony and moment of silence tonight at 6:15 p.m. in Washington D.C.

The good news is that 40 million Americans have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Experts warn of the new variant from the U.K. spreading in the U.S. which is more infectious and potentially more deadly. The vaccines seem to work against the variant.

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