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Thirty residents and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Five are hospitalized.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ben Downing is calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to issue a mask mandate that aligns with new federal guidance.
With a surge in coronavirus cases nationally, people in the Berkshires are worried — and irritated. In interviews around the region last week, a sense of going back in time brought calls to follow common sense and the common good.
New public health cautions regarding COVID-19 arose in Washington, thanks to the Delta variant, but by week’s end hit home.
More people getting tested for COVID-19, and the county's positivity climbing, according to Berkshire Health Systems, which has also seen an increase in severe illness among young, unvaccinated patients. Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 in the Berkshires right now.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.
As Massachusetts prepares to adopt a new strategy to vaccinate nearly 900,000 children who could become eligible for COVID-19 shots in the coming months, public health officials are looking at an interim solution to a problem at least one drugmaker is working on: how to repackage vaccine via…
Outreach to schools, pediatricians and families is an early step the state is taking to prepare to vaccinate the more than 880,000 Massachusetts children in line to become eligible for COVID-19 shots when the federal government green-lights a vaccine for kids younger than 12, top health offi…
Clouds have gathered over that worry-free, vaccinated summer we were dreaming of.
Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday his administration has no plans to reinstate a mask mandate for schools this fall, one day after a dozen lawmakers urged him to revive the policy in early education and elementary school settings amid the spread of the more infectious delta variant of COVID-19.
After tumbling from winter heights, COVID-19 case counts across the state have begun to climb again, jumping from a seven day rolling average of 60 new cases per day at the end of June to an average of nearly 200.
The numbers are good – mostly.
NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES: 41,852 statewide
PITTSFIELD — The pop-up vaccine clinic scheduled for Thursday night at the Pittsfield Suns game in Wahconah Park has been canceled due to rainy weather.
Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to show that the Camp Mah-Kee-Nac positive test took place prior to the arrival of campers.
COVID-19 THIS WEEK IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY: It’s been three weeks since the state lifted almost all pandemic safety restrictions, and COVID-19 cases remain well below where they were before vaccinations became widely available.
BOSTON — Massachusetts students will still be required to wear masks in summer school programs in the coming months, officials said Friday.
PITTSFIELD — The mayor on Tuesday lifted the local public health state of emergency, which had been in place since March 12, 2020.
COVID-19 THIS WEEK IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY: Of the 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County, only four saw new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks (as of Thursday). Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge saw fewer than five cases each and Pittsfield listed nine.
GREAT BARRINGTON — With vaccination rates topping more than 90 percent in some age groups, the Board of Health has issued an advisory to “use good discretion” and kindness during the transition to a full reopening after the state lifted most COVID-19 restrictions on May 29.