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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.