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North Adams' Pandemic State of Emergency Expires June 15

The city's state of emergency comes to an end next Tuesday, 459 days after it was declared at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 13, 2020.

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Pittsfield's COVID-19 Metrics Continue to Improve

The city remains in the green risk category for having less than four COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people and is one day away from entering the lowest risk gray category for having less than five reported cases.

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Berkshire Health Systems Offers Vaccine Clinics in Medical Arts Complex

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and is available to anyone ages 12 and older.

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SVHC Promotes Walk-In Vaccine Opportunities

The clinic at the former Southern Vermont College is open Saturday only. It is located at 981 Mansion Drive in Bennington.

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No COVID-19 Cases Reported in Adams

Town Administrator Jay Green told the Selectmen on Wednesday that currently there are no open COVID-19 cases in town. Green said public buildings are now open but residents are still encouraged to wear masks for the time being.

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MCLA to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The site will offer a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has been approved for emergency use in those ages 12 and older. For a minor to be vaccinated, a guardian must either be present at the clinic or complete an electronic consent form.

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Business Owners Ease Into Lift of Pandemic Restrictions

Restaurants, in particular, seem to be taking a measured approach ranging from letting patrons and workers make their own decisions, to keeping some distance between seating to maintaining face-covering protocols.

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Governor Rescinds Public Health Emergency as of June 15

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed an executive order rescinding more than a year of pandemic protocols that restricted business and school operations.

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Pittsfield Enters 'Green' Risk Category for COVID-19, Metrics Improving

Pittsfield is now in the green category for having less than four daily COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people and Berkshire Medical Center currently has no patients hospitalized for the virus.

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Pittsfield School Committee Amends District Mask Policy

As of this week, students no longer have to wear masks when outdoors even if 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. This applies to recess, physical education, and youth sports.

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Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative Scaling Down Clinics

The collaborative has announced plans to scale down its three largest COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites in Great Barrington, North Adams and Pittsfield gradually over the next month and offer pop-up clinics and vaccination at testing sites.

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North Adams Sets June 1 for City Hall, Library Reopening

City Hall and other public buildings are set to reopen on June 1, more than a year after the building was closed for pandemic precautions.

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Baker: State's Economy to Fully Reopen on May 29

Nearly a year to the day since the Baker Administration announced its reopening plan for the commonwealth’s economy, the governor Monday announced that remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be largely lifted effective May 29.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 14

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SVHC Schedules Vaccination Clinic Saturday

Both adults and children ages 12 and over can get vaccinated during this clinic. The clinic will administer Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 – 18 and Johnson & Johnson to those 18 and above.

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County Gets More Walk-In Clinics, Pittsfield OKs Special Event Permits

Additionally, a pop-up clinic is scheduled for Thursday at the Christian Center in Pittsfield from 11 to 2 and the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative continues to seek out other locations that will hold pop-up clinics.

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Adams Aiming for Summer Reopening of Public Buildings

Town Administrator Jay Green told the Select Board on Wednesday that although he does not foresee completely opening until the summer, he thought it was time to start planning.

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Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative to Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

The Collaborative continues to conduct registration for the clinics through its website

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Mayor Tyer Hopeful About Positive Trends, Next Phase of Reopening

Tyer presented the council with overall case data from March 23, which included the most recent peak at the end of March followed by a positive downward trend.

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Pandemic Limits Being Lifted: Summer of Parades, Dancing, Ballparks Ahead

Gathering and occupancy limits will be loosened this summer, starting May 10, for ballparks, arenas, road races, tournaments, nightclubs and parades.

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Baker Tours Vaccination Site at Berkshire Community College

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday praised the work of the Berkshire County Regional Collaborative in helping the commonwealth be a leader in COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide.

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North Adams Vaccine Clinic Passes 16,000 Doses Given

More than 16,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered through the Northern Berkshire vaccine clinic.

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Methuselah Closed Until Further Notice for COVID-19 Complaints

Methuselah Bar and Lounge, owned by Councilor at Large Yuki Cohen, was issued an order not to open on Saturday in relation to alleged violations from Thursday evening captured on video.

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SVHC: COVID-19 Update April 16

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Adams Board of Health Concerned Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

The Board of Health issued another warning this past week in regard to COVID-19 as the town remains in the red.

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