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MARCH 26, 2020
CONNECT WITH COVID-19 COMMUNITY LIAISONS
     PHONE: 413-662-3614
     EMAIL: nbcovid@gmail.com


The community liaisons working with the Northern Berkshire COVID-19 Operations Center are available to support communities by providing information and connecting people with resources.
CONNECT WITH INFORMATION FROM THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS
TODAY'S UPDATE
WHAT'S NEW IN TODAY'S UPDATE?
NEW! COVID-19 CASES IN MASSACHUSETTS AS OF MARCH 26, 2020 Berkshire County update
  • Cases: 73 (+2 from March 25)
  • Deaths: 0 (+0 from March 25)
North Adams update
  • Cases: 7 (+0 from March 25); 4 released from isolation
  • Deaths: 0 (+0 from March 25)
WHAT'S OPEN? WHAT'S CLOSED?
Update on Essential Services
CITY OF NORTH ADAMS OPERATIONS AND SERVICES
 
City Hall is 
CLOSED to the public; staff are available by phone and email. Payments accepted by mail, online or secure onsite drop box; other business by appointment as necessary.

The following City of North Adams Essential Service functions are OPEN 
  • North Adams Police Department
  • North Adams Fire Department
  • North Adams Department of Public Services (including the Transfer Station)
  • North Adams Department of Inspection Services
  • North Adams Public Schools daily meal distribution sites 

The following departments and offices are operating with essential staff only, or staffed by employees working remotely 
  • City Clerk
  • Mayor and Administrative offices
  • Treasurer
The following departments and offices are operating with employees working remotely: 
  • Assessor
  • Auditor
  • Community Development
  • Community Events and Tourism 
  • Veterans services
The following city buildings are CLOSED:
  • North Adams Public Schools (through May 4)
  • North Adams Public Library; some services available online
  • Mary Spitzer Senior Center
  • Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
City parks and playgrounds are open for "passive recreation" only; basketball courts and playground equipment are CLOSED.
LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES

Businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this two-week time period. This list is based on federal guidance and amended to reflect the needs of Massachusetts’ unique economy. While these businesses are designated as essential, they are urged to follow social distancing protocols for workers in accordance with guidance from the Department of Public Health.

Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that sell food and beverage products to the public are encouraged to continue to offer food for take-out and by delivery if they follow the social distancing protocols set forth in Department of Public Health guidance continue operations. On-premises consumption of food or drink is prohibited.


Banks
  • Most branch lobbies closed; drive up, ATM, and online banking available. Check with your financial institution for details.
Bars and Restaurants
  • Closed except for take out and delivery where offered.
Daycare providers Grocery Stores and Pharmacies
  • Open; offering reserved service hours for customers 60+ daily at Big Y (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and Stop & Shop (6:00 - 7:30 a.m.); Walmart (6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays).
Personal Care Services
  • Closed; includes hairdressers and barbers, nail salons, massage services, bodywork services, and body art (tattoo and piercing) businesses which cannot be conducted while ensuring 6 feet of social distancing. Does not apply to licensed health care providers such as, but not limited to, the practice of medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and mental health care providers.
Other retail and services
  • Essential Services only; contact business for information
SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS
INDIVIDUALS BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS
RELIABLE AND TRUSTED INFORMATION RESOURCES
STATE AND NATIONAL INFORMATION
LOCAL INFORMATION
BACKGROUND AND QUICK REFERENCE
About COVID-19
Current information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

COVID-19 is a new respiratory disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Symptoms of this infection may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
  • Fever
  • Cough and shortness of breath, and
  • In severe cases, pneumonia (fluid in the lungs).
Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. See DPH's travel information related to COVID-19.

You can also call 2-1-1 to learn more about:
  • COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment
  • Information about testing
  • Guidance for people planning or returning from travel
Guidance for preventing the spread of germs and infectious diseases
Guidance for social distancing
NEW! COVID-19 Resource Guides
CITY OF NORTH ADAMS CONTACTS
CONTACT INFORMATION

CODE RED NOTIFICATIONS
City Hall: (413) 662-3000
North Adams Police Department: (413) 664-4944
North Adams Fire Department: (413) 664-4922
Public Services: (413) 662-3047
North Adams Public Schools: (413) 776-1458
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