COVID-19: Coronavirus

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information Hotline Is Live
In light of mounting inquiries regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, the City of Pittsfield’s Department of Health has established a new dedicated hotline to provide residents with updated information. The hotline, which can be accessed by calling 413-449-5575, officially went into servic…
Berkshire Firefighters Receiving Federal Grant
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday $2.5 million in direct assistance grants to 84 volunteer and combination fire departments nationwide through the agency’s FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental program...
Celtics/Magic Postponed Wednesday, 3rd Straight Game
Maybe the third time will be a charm? A third straight game has been postponed for the Boston Celtics due to COVID-19 issues. NBA insider for ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski reported around 2 PM Tuesday afternoon that Wednesday’s game with the Orlando Magic in Boston has been postponed...
Pittsfield Launches End COVID-19 Campaign
The City of Pittsfield has launched the “Bring Back the Joys of Life” campaign to promote best practices for eliminating the spread of the coronavirus.  In a post to the City of Pittsfield Facebook page announced the 6-week COVID-19 public awareness campaign...
Celtics and Heat Postponed Amid COVID-19 Concerns
The NBA is continuing to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it is pushing forward with its season. This despite the game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat being postponed Sunday night due to several players being out of the line-up...
Initiative Will Expand COVID-19 Testing in Schools
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced weekly COVID-19 pooled testing will be available within the next month to schools and districts across the Commonwealth, expanding on a rapid testing initiative that began in schools in December...

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