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Local Spike in COVID Cases Continue, 7 Deaths Over the Weekend
According to the Department of Public Health, this past weekend saw another major increase in COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, with two deaths on Saturday and five on Sunday. Cases increased by 100 on Saturday and 51 on Sunday, bringing the new total of confirmed infections to date to 1…
BMC Updates Visitation Policy in Response to Rising COVID-19 Case
As numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County and around the country continue to rise, healthcare facilities everywhere are adjusting policies to control the spread and that includes Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
In a press release, BMC says it continues to provide safe, compreh…
Pittsfield Board of Health Lifts suspension of Indoor Dining
Restaurant’s in the city of Pittsfield can resume indoor dining today. The Pittsfield Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday night to rescind its November 12th order which suspended indoor dining following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The move comes after pressure from a coalition …
Vermont Added To MA COVID Travel Restrictions
State officials have removed another state from its COVID-19 lower-risk locations and added it to the restricted travel list.
The Mass. Department of Public Health announced over the weekend, that Vermont has now been removed from the state's lower-risk travel list...
Eversource Promises No Power Shut Offs this Winter
As many residents still continue to struggle with the financial strain the pandemic has placed on them, one utility company has made an announcement that should give relief to some, especially as the cold winter weather approaches.
According to Western Mass News, Eversource Energy announced they will…
Two More Berkshire Districts Switch Back to Remote Learning
Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, two more school districts have chosen to move to remote learning.
Central Berkshire Regional School district will return to remote learning starting this Monday. School Committee Barbara Craft-Reiss, Dalton Board of Health Chair Dr.…
Rapid Testing to Start in Four Berkshire Schools Next Month
Next month, 134 schools or districts in Massachusetts will be able to provide rapid COVID-19 tests to students or staff who feel the onset of virus symptoms during the school day, Gov. Baker and other state officials said yesterday.
Four local Berkshire County Schools will op…
City of Pittsfield Suspends Indoor Dining
With the number of new positive COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Pittsfield, and with growing levels of concern for the potential of further community spread, on Thursday, the city’s COVID-19 Task Force identified several immediate actions to slow the spread of the virus in the c…
Taconic and PHS to Move to All Remote Thurs & Friday
On Wednesday, November 11, the Pittsfield Public Schools was informed that a backlog of cases released today showed 104 new Covid-19 cases in the City of Pittsfield.  This backlog was due to a recording delay caused by a technical issue at one of the testing centers located in Pittsfield...

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