Vol. II No. 05 3/1/2021
- The vaccination is now available for individuals 65 and over.
- Preregistration is the same – reprinted below. Please do not become frustrated - just keep trying – the problem is not organizational: the problem is the availability of enough vaccine. As more doses are available, preregistration will be less frustrating.
- A COVID Vaccination Information line has been set up in Pittsfield. The number is 413-449-5575. It is a recorded message updated weekly or as information becomes available.
- The W.E.B. DuBois Middle School is now a vaccination location for South County in addition to pharmacies like CVS and Walgreen's and pharmacies in grocery stores.
- People must be pre-approved and pre-registered. If you are 65 +, to preregister go to www.maimmunizations.org, www.getvaccinatedberhsires.org or call 211 and select #2.
Opening and closing in the time of COVID
Canyon Ranch is closed until Spring.
From Tri-Town health: Governor Baker announced yesterday that Massachusetts will move forward to Step 2 of Phase III on Monday, March 1st and he anticipates advancing to Step 1 of Phase IV on Monday, March 22nd provided public health metrics continue to improve.
Changes coming Monday, March 1st:
- Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons
- Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
- Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees
- Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90 minute limits remain in place
Old-growth Hemlock showing significant crown damage due to insects. Photo: Patrick White.