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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.