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BCC Students and Faculty Must Be Fully Vaccinated By The End Of The Year

Students who seek to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.

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Start of Year Features New Pre-K in Clarksburg

The School Committee took a field trip inside to see a new connection between the school and the town library next door. Clarksburg pupils now access the library through a barn door that has been installed in a space shared by the two entities.

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Adams Board of Health to Rewrite COVID-19 Directive

The board said it will reconsider some of the wording and content, and Chairman David Rhoads agreed to pass the advisory document off to member Peter Hoyt.

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Berkshire House of Corrections Recovering From COVID-19 Outbreak

Grady told the Central Berkshire Regional Emergency Planning Committee on Wednesday that they are reaching the end of the 14-day quarantine period and are confident that the inmates and staff will make a full recovery after testing positive.

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Drury High School Mobile Vaccine Clinic

The bus will be at the school from noon to 2:30 p.m.

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Pittsfield 'Not Where We Want to Be' With COVID Cases

The community is currently in the yellow incidence rate for having 10 or more cases per 100,000 people and is at a 2.4 percent positivity rate with around 75 estimated actively contagious cases.

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Op-Ed: The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

I recognize that many of you still have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines. Over the last 18 months, publicly available scientific information about COVID-19 and its vaccines has changed rapidly. As the chief medical officer of Berkshire Health Systems, I believe that everyone should have access to the important information needed to make informed decisions about their health.

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Williamstown Board of Health Stops Short of Mandating Masks

The board met with a single-item agenda to consider its course in light of last week's directive issued by the Lee-Lenox-Stockbridge Tri-Town Health Department, which instituted a mask mandate for all indoor spaces and "crowded outdoor public events."

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Adams Board of Health Receives Pushback on COVID-19 Directive

The Board of Health has issued a COVID-19 Public Health Directive that strongly suggests and reinforces the wearing of masks, social distancing, and other safety standards.

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North Adams Schools Set Protocols for COVID-19 Cases

Students in grades kindergarten through 8 returned to classrooms Tuesday and Drury High School opens Wednesday; prekindergarten will resume next Tuesday.

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FBI Investigating Allegations Vt. State Troopers Create Fake Vaccination Cards

Three state troopers connected to the Shaftsbury barracks have resigned following allegations related to fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards.

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North Adams Grant Will Create Dining Plaza in Center Street Lot

The grant is part of the agency's Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places, the first round of which awarded $224,965 in funding for 21 placemaking projects last year.

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Positive Cases at Four in North Adams Police Department

Police Chief Jason Wood had confirmed to local media on Tuesday that four members of the department had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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State Vaccine Mandate Extended to Home Care and Hospice Workers

The Baker-Polito administration has set a deadline of Oct. 31 for staff to be vaccinated at rest homes, assisted living residences and hospice programs, as well as for home care workers providing in-home, direct care services.

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CHP's 'Big Orange Bus' to Provide Vaccines at BCC

The mobile health unit that will administer the first dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the "one shot" Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Health Officials Ask Employers to Urge Workers to Get Vaccinated

Berkshire Health Systems officials Tuesday urged area employers to motivate their workforce to get vaccinated against COVID-19, which the medical professionals called the "best we can do to push back" the pandemic.

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Dalton BOH Encourages Indoor Masking, Universal Vaccination

Board members were not yet ready to suggest mandates for the two COVID-19 mitigation processes but exhibited concern for Berkshire County's recent rise in community spread. There were 100 new cases over the weekend.

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At Final ARPA Hearing, Cultural Organizations Ask for Monetary, Tech Assistance

At the last of the four American Rescue Plan Act hearings this time at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts cultural industry attendees voted the provision of monetary and technical assistance as the most urgent use of the funds.

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Williamstown Board of Health Advises Face-Coverings Indoors

The Board of Health on Tuesday expressed its support for indoor face-covering and "recommended highly" that all residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination get vaccinated.

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Hoosac Valley Require Masks, In Keeping with State Requirements

The Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee voted on Tuesday to accept a mask requirement by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that was announced the day of the meeting.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Mask Agreement with Union

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday approved an agreement with its union to require face coverings of all staff while inside school buildings when classes begin next month.

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Northern Berkshire School Union Starting School Year With Masks

The Northern Berkshire School Union voted to mandate the wearing of masks inside school buildings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to start the school year.

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DESE Board of Education Approves Universal Mask Mandate

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday morning found that "exigent circumstances" existed and authorized the implementation of a face-covering mandate.

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CHP Mobile Health Unit Schedule

Appointments can be scheduled and walk-ins are welcome.

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