AM 1420 WBEC's coverage of COVID-19 and how the coronavirus is affecting the local community.
Got Vax? Next Week is "Big Vax Week" at Big Y Supermarkets!
Look, I am definitely not a proponent of a vaccine mandate in Massachusetts, but that doesn't mean that I won't take the opportunity to suggest that those who have not yet done so, get vaccinated. I'll jump at that opportunity, especially when there is another local event that makes i…
Pandemic Has Taken Toll On Learning According To MCAS Results
According to statewide MCAS test results from the spring 2021 exam, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly taken its toll on students in the Bay State.
Massachusetts Sees Over 2,000 New COVID Cases In One Day
On Thursday, Massachusetts saw the largest single-day increase of newly confirmed coronavirus infection cases since back in April with the Delta variant surging.
The Board of Health in Adams Will Debate A More Widespread Masking Policy
As Berkshire County navigates the tricky waters of the Delta Variant of the coronavirus, the discussion continues surrounding valid steps to take to help keep the deadly variant at bay. We’ve already seen mask mandates at public schools in the Berkshires and around the stat…
COVID Vaccine Booster Should Be Approved Within Weeks
The Biden administration is waiting for approval from both the FDA and the CDC before they will start offering the vaccine boosters.
Sad To Say Covid Numbers Are Increasing In The Berkshires & Statewide
There were no new deaths reported in the county Monday, leaving the total pandemic loss at 303.
CDC Says Most Of Massachusetts High-Risk For COVID Transmission
According to the CDC, the majority of the Bay State is now considered high-risk for the transmission of COVID-19.
Was the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway Successful in Getting Shots Into Arms?
The final winners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway were announced today. According to Governor Charlie Baker's office, the winner of this week’s $1 million prize was Cynthia Thirath of Leominster. The winner of this week’s $300,000 c…
Massachusetts Student Athletes Told to Mask Up for Inside Sports
When Student-Athletes in the Berkshires, and throughout Massachusetts, take to the floor for indoor sports this fall, they will be wearing masks. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association put out a statement today that followed State Education Commissioner Jeff Riley's announcement that…
A Full Statewide Mask Mandate in Massachusetts May Not Be a Stretch!
Is it possible that the State of Massachusetts could be heading toward a full-on statewide mask mandate? It could happen. If you look at the way things are going, it's not inconceivable. It’s certainly noticeable that people are beginning to wear their masks again…