It's crucial that we ALL continue to practice social distancing. See the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Stay-at-Home Advisory for guidance and recommendations, including:
Only leave home for essential errands such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy. When you do leave home, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others (and follow the CDC recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings.
You can still go outside to get fresh air, but make sure you practice social distancing and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others. Don’t participate in close contact activities such as pick-up sports games.
Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family. Refrain from visiting nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, or other residential care settings.
Remember: the best way to fight COVID-19 is not to spread it to others!
NEW! COVID-19 CASES IN MASSACHUSETTS AS OF APRIL 8, 2020
Please note that per DPH today’s reported deaths reflect deaths occurring between April 2 and April 8.
Cases: 21 (+1 from April 7); 12 released from isolation
Deaths: 1 (+0 from April 7)
It remains critically important to remember that the data provided by the Department of Public Health are just that: data. These reports provide statistical information as compiled by public health professionals to chart the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But data alone don't tell the full story. The numbers don't account for the human cost of COVID-19 on those who face the fear and uncertainty that comes from waiting for a test result, or from being unable to access a test.
Statistics can't tell us how people are dealing with a positive diagnosis on the need to isolate from family and friends, or the concern of family members when a loved one is dealing with symptoms.
Data can't capture the heroism of health care workers and first responders, and the dedication of educators, human service providers looking out for vulnerable members of the community, and front line workers in our markets and essential service businesses.
And a daily report can't begin to encompass the life, legacy, and story of anyone who lost their life to COVID-19, or provide comfort to the family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of those who are touched by these losses.
NEW! MEAL DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM UPDATE
The North Adams Public Schools meal distribution program will operate on an adjusted schedule this week only. There will be no meal distribution on Friday, April 10. Meals for Friday and the weekend will be available on Thursday, April 9, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the distribution sites at Brayton and Colegrove Park elementary schools, Greylock Valley and Mohawk Forest apartments, and the UNO Community Center. The regular meal distribution schedule will resume Monday, April 13.
In addition, McCann Technical School is now offering take and go dinners and breakfast for the next day for youth 18 and under from North Adams, Adams, Cheshire and the towns of the Northern Berkshire School Union. Meals are available for pickup Monday-Friday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in front of the school.
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