Beginning Tuesday, June 1, City Hall and municipal offices located within 100 North will fully reopen to the public, resuming traditional business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Berkshire Athenaeum and Senior Center will resume full operations as well. Please check the library’s website,, for daily hours. Additionally, the Office of the Building Commissioner, located within 100 North, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to continue its ongoing compatibility with the schedules of those working within the construction and related industries.

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Meal delivery through the Senior Center will be suspended effective May 29. Starting June 1, the Senior Center will resume service as a congregate meal site, with meals served at 11:30 a.m. Togo meals at the congregate site will still be available. Please call the Senior Center at 413-499- 9346.

Beginning June 15, boards and commissions are permitted to resume in-person meetings.

In an effort to strengthen building security at City Hall, the only public entrance will be the ramp located on Federal Street. Exiting will be permitted at any location. Permanent signage with this information will be added around the perimeter of City Hall. Members of the public visiting municipal offices in 100 North will continue to use the North Street entrance and exit at either North Street or Fenn Street.

As part of the governor’s announcement issued last week, the state’s mask mandate is no longer in effect for fully vaccinated people for both indoor and outdoor spaces. However, there is a mask advisory for those who are not yet vaccinated.

In alignment with this current guidance, effective June 1, employees and visitors to municipal offices will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors.

“I understand that this is a big change for many of us because masks have become an integral part of our personal safety habits over the course of the past year. Anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask indoors is free to do so,” said Mayor Linda Tyer.

To help both employees and the public feel more comfortable during the transition back to normal operations, the temporary barriers that have been installed throughout various offices as well as the hand sanitizer stations will remain in place.

The drop box at the rear of City Hall will remain in place to continue to assist customers with their business needs. “As we have been diligently doing since March 2020, we will continue to monitor public health data and state guidance. We will share updates as they become available,” the mayor noted. For more information, please visit

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