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Small graduation events OK in Mass. - but not until mid-July BOSTON — New state guidance allows for high schools to hold in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies starting July 19, with certain safety precautions in place and as long as public health data …
Mass. DPH virus update: Another Berkshire death after none for 17 days; county cases rise by one Berkshire County had another coronavirus death announced by the state on Friday, after 17 days of no new fatalities. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which issues the …
Lindsey Hollenbaugh | Quarantined with kids: You might as well laugh through all of this Some people are taking up gardening, others baking sourdough bread; David is using his time while in quarantine to hone his stand-up comedian skills.
Mass. DPH virus update: No COVID-19 deaths for 17th day in Berkshires; state surpasses 90K cases Berkshire County has had no coronavirus deaths for 17 days, but the statewide case count has surpassed 90,000, state officials announced Thursday.
Baker stresses phase one restart decisions up to employers Two days after telling some types of businesses how they could reopen after a prolonged public health closure, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday emphasized that there's no need for any company or …
Mass. DPH virus update: No COVID-19 deaths for 16th day in Berkshires; cases hit 500 Berkshire County has had no coronavirus deaths for 16 days, while the case count hit the 500 mark, state officials announced Wednesday.
Watch: Gov. Baker delivers daily COVID-19 briefing Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his daily coronavirus update, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. They will provide briefings on the …

Path to reopening: a spreadsheet on Gov. Charlie Baker's phased plan to end the shutdown

The Berkshire Eagle is providing this spreadsheet that describes Gov. Charlie Baker's reopening plan for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. The plan rolled out by Baker on Monday describes a slow …

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Watch: Gov. Baker delivers daily COVID-19 briefing Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his daily coronavirus update, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. They will provide briefings on the …
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A list of resources about the coronavirus, community-based supports These are community, local, state, federal and other online resources about the coronavirus and preparation for you, your family and your home, as well as aid services for individuals and families in need.
Updated: Here's what's closed in the Berkshire community because of the potential COVID-19 outbreak These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19.
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Mass. DPH virus update: No COVID-19 deaths for 15 days in Berkshires; no rise in cases since Sunday Berkshire County has had no coronavirus deaths for 15 days, state officials announced Tuesday.
Masks and distancing to become standard in workplace Many businesses once deemed nonessential can reopen their doors in the coming weeks under a plan the Baker administration unveiled Monday, but when they do come back, they will not return to the same …
Mass. DPH virus update: No new cases, no new deaths in Berkshires on Monday The state announced no new COVID-19 deaths and no new cases of coronavirus in the Berkshires, on Monday.
How to reopen Mass.? Baker seeks to balance public, economic health Gov. Charlie Baker laid out a road map on Monday for reopening the state's economy.  "Our collective success depends on everyone," he said at a news conference. 
After promising vaccine tests, Mass. firm looks to production CAMBRIDGE — Moderna Therapeutics is investing in manufacturing capacity in hopes of producing millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Monday as it announced positive results …
Mass. DPH virus update: Two new cases reported in Berkshire County The death toll for Berkshire County held at 37 for the 12th day as of Sunday. The county added two cases of COVID-19, bringing a new total of 497.
The Checkup THE NUMBERS: The death toll for Berkshire County held at 37 for the 11th day as of Saturday and the county added four cases of COVID-19, bringing a new total of 495.
Baker: Working from home, wearing masks key to reopening BOSTON — Two key strategies to maintaining progress in the fight against COVID-19 as the state begins a gradual process of reviving public activity will be use of masks and, wherever possible, …
Mass. DPH virus update: No new deaths in Berkshire County, three new COVID-19 cases; 110 dead in state There were no new Berkshire deaths from the coronavirus, and three new COVID-19 cases in the county, according to data released by the state Friday. Statewide, 110 new deaths were reported by the …
Mass. DPH virus update: No Berkshire deaths, two new cases, 167 dead statewide There were no new Berkshire deaths from the coronavirus, and two new cases in the county, according to data released by the state Thursday.
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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway.Waerner and his 16 dogs have been …
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand's largest media organizations will be sold for a single dollar to its chief executive, the owners announced Monday.The organization Stuff …
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days.It’s …
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s …
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Martin Langeveld | Corona Diary: We're looking at a recession on a par with the Depression Back on Jan. 15, I visited my financial adviser to see how our nest egg is doing, as I do every year. As usual, the conversation included speculation about whether a recession might happen …
Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Going viral Here's a little podcast on our government's current epidemic of denial. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's …
Letter: Serious crisis must be treated seriously To the editor: First the disclaimer: I hope every single word of this letter is wrong. In Berkshire County right now, we are facing an unprecedented medical, humanitarian and economic crisis …
Letter: Facts, not fear, are fueling response To the editor: I respectfully disagree with Ronald Hersh's assessment of the coronavirus response ("Fear is fueling coronavirus reaction," letter March 14.) Does media fear-mongering exist? Of …
Letter: Helping out during pandemic To the editor: As the vibrant life in the beautiful Berkshires shuts down with the coronavirus precautions, there are things we can do to protect the institutions and businesses that mean so much …
Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch | Beware of coronavirus-related scams With the spread of COVID-19, a number of scams and phishing attempts have appeared recently. Scammers impersonate officials with federal health services, state health departments, Homeland …
US study testing possible treatment for coronavirus OMAHA, Neb. — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and eventually is expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the …
Benjamin Abelow, M.D.: Could inexpensive generic drugs stop a dangerous pandemic? GREAT BARRINGTON — Whether or not the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 strikes the U.S. hard, events in China and elsewhere are a frightening reminder that modern societies are highly …
Donald Morrison: A plague on all our houses BECKET — I lived in Beijing for two years and Hong Kong for seven, and never came down with anything more lethal than a head cold. But now, a decade after quitting the Middle Kingdom, I am …
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Kripalu to lay off 450, shut down until 2021 STOCKBRIDGE — The Berkshire economy absorbed another shock Thursday when one of South County's largest employers announced that it will lay off 90 percent of its almost 500 employees next …
'It won't happen to us': It did, and against odds, Becket resident escapes virus' deadly grip BECKET — Dwayne Long felt secure in his home in the Berkshire hills in the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic. "It won't happen to us," the 49-year-old software analyst recalls …
Going once ...: Gateways Inn will be up for bid on online auction block LENOX — Confronting a bleak and pandemic-shortened tourism season with Tanglewood and most other area cultural attractions closed for the summer, the owner of Gateways Inn, a boutique …
As virus ebbs, BMC eyes next challenges PITTSFIELD — After admitting the state's first coronavirus patient March 7, Berkshire Medical Center staffers were among the first to care for a surge of people sickened by a new …
Great Barrington man arrested after string of run-ins with police GREAT BARRINGTON — Police have increased patrols and are calling for vigilance in the East Street neighborhood after a string of incidents in which they say a man tore lawlessly through town …

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