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In an eventful Board of Health meeting Wednesday, city officials discussed how the end of a state program might complicate the city's contact tracing efforts, as well as a change in response to Verizon Wireless over health issues residents have reported around a Verizon cell tower in the city.

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The seven-person team of Pittsfield's Public Health Department is seeing a shift in the public's response to their efforts to track the coronavirus. 

"Compared to the first time around, we're getting a lot of pushback as far as cooperation goes," Pittsfield Public Health Nurse Manager Kayla Donnelly said. "Some people just won't even answer us. Some people will hang up on us or — and I'm just going to come out and say — people are verbally abusive towards us a lot."

Andrew Martinez, the microbiology supervisor at Alaska Native Medical Center, prepares a fusion testing machine for virus samples in Anchorage…

Diners eat inside a restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 18. As temperatures have begun dipping below freezing again, people have s…