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March 28 COVID-19 Briefs: Public Parks Push Passive Use

North Adams has installed large signs at the parks reminding residents of the rules but Canales acknowledged it has been difficult to enforce at the skate park.

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Governor: Mass. Residents Can Check for Risk Factors on Web Site

The online tool developed by Buoy Health allows users to enter information about symptoms they may be feeling and directs them to resources that are available to them, like testing for the novel coronavirus, if it is recommended.

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North Adams Resident Dies From COVID-19 Infection

A North Adams resident has died from complications of the novel coronavirus, according to Mayor Thomas Bernard.

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Williams Shuts Down Construction After Worker Raises COVID-19 Concerns

Specifically, Bob refuted the contention that a worker from the electrical construction firm Comalli Group, who has tested positive, had contact with just two other Comalli employees who have been at the Williamstown site.

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Hancock School Community Holds 'COVID-19 Drive By'

Friday morning, a group of around 17 teachers and staff (with puppies and babies) drove through the three rural communities the beeping and waving to students and families stuck inside during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Governor Frustrated by PPE Shortage: 'Let Us Land the Order'

The state has found itself bidding against other states as well as the federal government in trying to find materials, particularly personal protective equipment desperately needed by medical facilities and first-responders.

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Worker Associated with Williams Construction Project Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday afternoon, other workers were still on the job site, and the college has announced no plans to suspend work on the project.

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Reusable Bags Temporarily Banned; Aid Set for Low-Income Renters

The administration invoked a number of measures on Wednesday to continue efforts to contain the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly a thousand Americans.

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Massachusetts Schools to Remain Closed Through May 4

The emergency order was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday and announced at a press conference that afternoon.

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Williamstown Commons Reports COVID-19 Case

A resident at Williamstown Commons' skilled nursing facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

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North Adams Council Hears Update on Coronavirus, Postpones Issues

The mayor's update to the council took place under the new normal no citizens in the seats, councilors sitting more than 6 feet apart and three councilors connected by phone.

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Williamstown Select Board Praises Community Spirit in Fight Against Pandemic

For starters, the board's five members held their first-ever virtual meeting, taking advantage of the commonwealth's recent temporary exemption to the Open Meeting Law and utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform.

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Baker Discusses Genesis of 'Essential' Business List

As the state order to close "non-essential" businesses went into effect on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker addressed criticism that the commonwealth's definition of "essential" is overly broad.

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Administration Filing Measure to Extend, Suspend Deadlines

The governor's office is filing a municipal relief package giving broad leeway to communities and school districts to extend deadlines and fees and bring back retired first-responders.

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Faithful Turned to Technology to Connect During Pandemic

Technology is now allowing parishioners to participate although at a remove. Burdick and her family were able to watch the Mass at St. Elizabeth's via Facebook on Sunday morning.

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Williamstown Food Pantry to Distribute Wednesday Morning

Director Carol DeMayo Monday confirmed that pantry has benefited from an increase in donations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tyer Asks Residents to Abide by 'Stay at Home' Advisory

Mayor Linda Tyer gave a COVID-19 update on Pittsfield Community Television on Monday afternoon asking residents to adhere to the new restrictions imposed by the state.

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March 23 COVID-19 Briefs: BMC Not Seeking Homemade Masks

Leary said the hospital was grateful for the community for offering to donate supplies or sew the masks but that it was waiting for guidance from the Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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Governor Orders Nonessential Services to Close or Work Remote

Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

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Berkshire County Man Dies From COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has claimed its first Berkshire County victim, according to the Department of Public Health.

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Governor Says Army Corps Sussing Out Patient Capacity Options

The state's COVID-19 command center has been in discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers about expanding patient capacity.

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Adams Restaurants Taking it One Day at a Time

They have both been operating very similarly since the Covid-19 outbreak forced Gov. Charlie Baker to mandate that the restaurant industry offer only delivery or takeout and closed dining rooms across the state to eat-in customers.

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North Adams Shuts Down Personal Care Services, Parking Meters

The Board of Health notified businesses that provide personal care services to discontinue operations until further notice.

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Mount Greylock Lunch Menu for Kids, Seniors

Anyone in Lanesborough or Williamstown wishing to participate in the program is asked to call and leave their information at 413-458-9582, Ext. 1195, or email lunches@mgrhs.org.

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