Cases: 16 (+1 from March 29); 4 released from isolation
Deaths: 1 (+0 from March 29)
CITY OF NORTH ADAMS OVERNIGHT PARKING BAN LIFTED AS OF APRIL 1, 2020
The overnight parking ban is being lifted in the city effective midnight Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. If we experience a snow event which would require the streets to be cleared, we will announce a snow emergency through Code Red and social media.
CALL FOR DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS
The Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they need to stay and push for more trained volunteers to join the response.
The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation Program creates an easy portal allowing companies and organizations to sell or donate protective equipment that is in short supply given the global demands for such items.
To support ongoing COVID-19 emergency response efforts, the Baker-Polito Administration has partnered with the Massachusetts Medical Society to match health and medical volunteers with our communities and health care providers based on skillsets and need. There is an immediate need for respiratory therapists and public health nurses, and the administration is asking health care professionals interested in volunteering to sign up by clicking here.
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.On-premises consumption of food or drink is prohibited.
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.
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
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:
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! Northern Berkshire COVID-19 Resource Guide
Thank you to North Adams City Councilor Marie Harpin for creating and distributing this information resource for North Adams and Northern Berkshire residents, with a focus on helping to get information to residents who don't have internet or social media access.
COVID-19 Resource Guides
CITY OF NORTH ADAMS CONTACTS
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