BCC To Offer Flu and COVID-19 vaccines

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will welcome Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and Community Health Programs (CHP) to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 22 for free vaccination clinics.
 
10 a.m.-12 p.m.: CHP's mobile health unit, the “Big Orange Bus,” will administer Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the flu vaccine and COVID testing. 
 
 The bus will be located near the Susan B. Anthony Center.
 
1-4 p.m.: BHS will administer the flu vaccine from 1-4 pm at the Susan B. Anthony Center.
 
Vaccines are given free of charge, and no appointment is necessary. Please bring insurance cards.
 
The Presidents of the Massachusetts community colleges announced Monday that students, faculty, and staff at the Commonwealth's 15 community colleges must be fully vaccinated by January 2022.
 
BCC is one of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges
 
Free COVID testing is also available at Stop the Spread clinics located at 505 East Street, Pittsfield; 98 Church Street, North Adams; and 475 Main Street, Great Barrington. To make an appointment, call (855) 262-5465. 

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Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Discusses Priorities for Forest Center

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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A pair of students in Williams College's Environmental Planning and Design program gave a presentation to the board about a survey they plan to assess priorities for the center, "an ambitious, somewhat nebulous concept right now but ... part of the enabling legislation establishing the partnership," according to the partnership's Chair Hank Art.
 
That legislation empowered a collaboration of 19 towns and cities in Berkshire and Franklin Counties to increase natural resource-based economic development and promote sustainable forestry practices in the region.
 
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