PITTSFIELD, Mass. (March 15, 2020) – In the wake of Gov. Charlie Baker’s press conference Sunday evening (March 15) which issued new orders in relation to COVID-19, including the prohibition of gatherings with more than 25 people in a public setting, City of Pittsfield municipal offices and buildings will be closed to the public and non-emergency personnel effective Monday, March 16.

Employees exempted from this policy change include Police, Fire, Health, selected Department of Public Services and Public Utilities employees, and employees essential to the city’s COVID-19 response team.

This amendment rescinds an earlier notification from the city which was shared on Sunday morning. That communication indicated that while city buildings were remaining open, community members were encouraged to utilize the city’s online services.

Community members should now visit the city’s website to manage their business needs. Additionally, all Pittsfield public meetings are canceled until April 7. This timeframe also applies to Pittsfield Public Schools.

“These new changes announced today by Gov. Baker demonstrate the seriousness of the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19. The City of Pittsfield’s action plan is specifically designed to adjust as necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As we embark on these significant steps ahead for our municipal operations, I want to assure Pittsfielders that we will continue to do all that we can to meet their needs while ensuring the health and well-being of our community,” said Mayor Linda Tyer.

To stay connected to city updates, a COVID-19 link is available on the home page of the city’s website and will feature continuous updates from the city. The public is also encouraged to use the subscription service to receive a notification when a new update from the city is available and sign up for CodeRed.

For more information, please contact Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Director of Administrative Services, Office of the Mayor, 413-499-9322.

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