Massachusetts is expecting an initial shipment of 360,000 doses of pediatric vaccine against COVID-19 by the first week of November and is hoping to have distribution channels ready to start delivering the shots at more than 700 locations around the state.
Citing a "lack of cooperation" from officials at the post office, Pittsfield officials alerted the public Friday afternoon that at least four employees of the Fenn Street facility have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.
Two weeks after an Oct. 1 deadline for employees to be vaccinated, Berkshire Health Systems is pulling its unvaccinated employees from in-person work and preparing to terminate some workers.
Berkshire County pharmacies can’t keep at-home COVID-19 tests on the shelves.
The government’s top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween.
NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES: 41,852 statewide
PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield branch of Berkshire County Head Start closed its doors Tuesday and will remain closed through the week after learning of a potential COVID-19 exposure on Monday night.
For the most part, the booster club has been relatively exclusive – limited largely to people who got two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during the original rollout, and only specific subsets of those recipients.
Town leaders have crafted, but not yet adopted, a proposed COVID vaccination policy for town employees, including anyone who is paid for providing services to the community — excluding Richmond Consolidated School staffers.
A Lee resident is asking the Pittsfield Board of Health to issue a mask mandate, claiming that the COVID-19 rate is higher in the city than in his hometown of Lee, where a mask mandate has been in effect since early September.
WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic.
Vaccine shots are going into arms again with the booster rollout — but the rate of Berkshire County residents who are fully vaccinated continues to stay on a plateau.
With numbers looking good, health officials aren't making any mask-wearing mandates. Yet, a handful of residents came ready to fight one.
Despite urgings from health board and other residents, the Select Board will wait until Oct. 13 to decide who among those serving the town should be covered by a requirement for COVID shots.