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Bump in COVID-19 Cases Seen at Two County Nursing Homes

And all but four people found positive at a South County facility are fully recovered, according to a spokesperson for Integritus Healthcare.

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Pittsfield COVID Rates Remain Low for Thanksgiving

The city for the most part remains on the downward trend from two fall COVID-19 surges as the region enters the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Pittsfield Rebounds From COVID Surges in Time for Thanksgiving

The city is recovering from the two COVID-19 surges that occurred this fall and is on the low end of the red incidence rate.

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Berkshire Organizations Partner to Launch New Website to Help Grant Seekers

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and several partner agencies joined to form BFF in response to a need for a clearinghouse focused on the investment of COVID-19 recovery dollars into the region, to improve the well-being of community members

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Pittsfield Saw Two Mini-COVID Surges This Fall

Health officials now say sewage testing is the truest indicator of the virus's impact on the community because it accounts for at-home tests.

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With Halloween Around the Corner, Pittsfield COVID Cases Decrease

On Wednesday, the positivity rate was 10.4, there were 33.6 daily cases per 100,000 and 81 actively contagious cases.

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Adams Gets Another Shipment of COVID Tests, PPE

Rhoads and Vice Chair Board Amy Oberlin said they distributed some tests at Ramblefest over the weekend. Several event-goers, they said, were interested.

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Pittsfield Experiencing Mini COVID Surge

On Monday, the positivity rate was 9.8 percent and there were 41.6 daily cases per 100,000 people, compared to an 8 percent positivity rate and an average daily case rate of 28.6 one month ago.

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New Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The latest vaccine to combat COVID-19 is designed to provide protection from the BA.4 and BA.5 variants that currently make up the vast majority of novel coronavirus cases in the United States.

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Pittsfield COVID Cases Plateau, Cold Weather Spike Expected

The city's health director had good news on Wednesday, telling the Board of Health that COVID-19 cases have been plateauing for the last month after a small increase in July.

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Baker: State Support There as Schools Address Learning Loss

While face coverings, social distancing, remote learning and "hybrid" schedules largely are a thing of the past, the education deficits created by the pandemic have been front of mind for school officials for more than two years.

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North Adams Students Return to School with Minimal COVID Restrictions

Students in the North Adams Public Schools return to classes this week with minimal COVID-19 restrictions in place, as the district continues to follow public health guidance on the virus.

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Return to Normalcy Makes Pittsfield COVID Rates Rise

During Tuesday's City Council meeting, Director of Public Health Andy Cambi compared metrics from this summer and last summer.

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Pittsfield Back in 'Yellow Zone' for COVID-19 Transmission

On Tuesday, the percent positivity rate was 4.3, down from 5.3 last week. To be in the yellow zone, a community must have 10 or fewer average cases per 100,000 people or have a 5 percent or less positivity rate.

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BHS Providing COVD-19 Vaccine for Infants and Toddlers

On Saturday, July 2, the BHS Testing and Vaccine Center in Pittsfield will hold its monthly COVID vaccine clinic for children 5 to 11, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Young Children

The Baker-Polito administration expects there to be more than 400 locations for children to receive a vaccine in the coming weeks.

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Pittsfield COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline

On Sunday, the positivity rate for COVID-19 cases was 8.5, compared to 14.8 in mid-May, and Pittsfield saw 11 new cases. There were 41.9 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 133.3 in mid-May.

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Williamstown Health Board Again Advises Masks at Town Meeting

Against a backdrop of declining local numbers for COVID-19, the board instead decided to continue its stance of strongly recommending masking in indoor spaces and reiterated the places where residents can obtain one.

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Pittsfield COVID-19 Cases Wane But Still Not 'Out of The Woods'

A week ago, the percent positivity rate was 11.5, down from 14.7 in mid-May. The average case rate was 73.1 per 100,000 people, which is significantly less than the rate of 133.3 in mid-May.

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Pittsfield COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Rise

On Sunday, the percent positivity rate was 16.6 percent and there were about 132 cases per 100,000 people. The positivity rate was 12.4 percent on the previous Sunday and there were 106 cases per 100,000 people.

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Pittsfield COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise

On Sunday, the percent positivity rate was 10.8 and there were 106 cases per 100,000 people. This is a stark contrast to the positivity rate of 2.1 in late March, when there were only about 13 cases per 100,000 people.

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Senator Hinds Tests Positive for COVID-19

The senator is reporting mild symptoms and is isolating according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines. According to a statement released Thursday afternoon, he is vaccinated and boosted.

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Pittsfield Back in Red Zone for COVID-19

Pittsfield entered the red incidence rate for transmission on Friday when the positivity rate rose to 5.3 percent. This risk category is defined by having equal to or more than 10 average cases per 100,000 or having a five percent or higher positivity rate in a 14-day period.

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Pittsfield Sees Increase in COVID Cases, Remains in Yellow Incidence Rate

The positivity rate was 3.1 percent on Tuesday, a one percent increase from March 26 but a decrease from last week's metric of 3.3 percent.

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Pittsfield Schools Social-Distancing Practices End April 11

With the change, signage related to masking, distancing, and room capacity will be removed and students will be able to share a lunch table in the cafeterias.