Cheshire To Test CodeRED System

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CHESHIRE, Mass. — Cheshire to test CodeRED system on Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
 
On Oct. 27 the Town of Cheshire will conduct a performance test of the system at 4:30 p.m., contacting everyone in the town who is currently in the emergency database.Receiving a test message will assure that residents will receive a message when an actual alert is issued by Cheshire officials. 
 
In an event of an emergency, the town issues alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Cheshire or to the Cheshire as a whole.   
 
Residents who have not enrolled to receive emergency CodeRED notifications or did not receive a test message should immediately visit the Cheshire website and click the CodeRED tab to enroll.  
 
"No one should automatically assume that Town emergency officials have your contact information," Town Administrator Ed St. John IV said.
 
Residents or businesses can sign up for CodeRED on the town's website.
 
Those without Internet access may call the Town Administrator at 413-333-8024 to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well. 
 
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes such as in the case of missing children, boil water advisories and shelter-in-place alerts. Other important town notifications will be provided as well through this system. 
 
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Adams Cheshire Schools To Go Fully Remote Monday

CHESHIRE, Mass. — The Hoosac Valley Regional School District will be transferring to full remote learning until the Thanksgiving break.
 
Hoosac Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) Superintendent Aaron Dean sent a communication to families Sunday afternoon indicating that the district will suspend in-person learning in response to an uptick of COVID-19 cases in the community.
 
"This message is to inform you that we have been notified about a number of COVID-19 cases in the community that have direct links to all three schools in the district," Dean wrote in a letter to families. "After meeting with officials in the Department of Health today and discussing with officials at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, it has been decided that in an abundance of caution, we will move to remote learning for ALL students until Thanksgiving break."
 
The switch goes into effect Monday, Nov. 16, and includes all students, including those in substantially separate programs.  
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