COVID-19: Coronavirus

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PortSmitt's Lakeway Restaurant Announces Closure
For over a decade PortSmitt's Lakeway Restaurant has been a favorite of Berkshire County residents, a place people enjoyed good food and drinks, popular trivia nights and live entertainment. Yesterday the Pecks Rd. eatery announced they'd be closing their doors permanently a…
Berkshire County Trick-or-Treat Information
Halloween is just a few days away and communities throughout Berkshire County are preparing for the Trick-or-Treat tradition, even though things might look a little different this year.
Trick-or-Treat is still a go in some communities this year, although all are recommending guidelines that coin…
MA Shuts Down Skating Rinks in Connection to COVID-19 Outbreaks
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is putting a temporary halt on all activity at indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities for the next two weeks due to a rise in coronavirus cases, steaming from indoor rink activity.
Officials from the Department of Public Health announced last night there have be…
Pittsfield Officials…”Get Your Flu Shot!”
Pittsfield officials are urging residents to get a flu shot!  In a post to the City Hall Facebook page, they emphasis the flu is on the way and can carry the same symptoms as Covid-19.  It also mentions that you can have the flu and Covid-19 at the same time...
63 Massachusetts Communities Now Considered "High Risk"
There are now 63 Massachusetts municipalities considered “high risk” for Covid-19 transmission. Last week, the state reported 40 communities in that category.
Yesterday's data is based on COVID reporting from the period of Sept. 27 to Oct
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COVID-19 Measures in Place for Fall and Winter
Now that Fall is here and Winter is coming, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts needs to be ready for the challenges that could come with the change of seasons in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker announced several measures today in preparation for the coming cold weather months
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Cam on COVID Reserve List as Patriots and Chiefs Play Tonight
The National Football League seemed to be cruising along and doing what needed to be done to avoid having the coronavirus have an effect on its season, but that all changed at the end of September when it was announced that the Tennessee Titans had three players and five other personnel that had tes…

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