Hinsdale’s COVID-19 Control Plan: Click Here 

Mass Reopening Safety Standards: Click Here

Mass.gov COVID19 Info: Click Here

COVID-19 Prevention: Click Here

Wearing a Facemask: Click Here

Washing Hands: Click Here & Click Here

Social Distancing: Click Here

 

Town of Adams CDBG Covid-19 Public Hearing Notice - Click Here for details

We are very happy to announce that the Town of Adams, with the assistance of BRPC, will be applying for CDBG Covid-19 relief funds for micro-enterprise businesses located in northern Berkshire and adversely impacted by the current health crisis.  As per CDBG rules, micro-enterprise business owners assisted through this funding must meet HUD guidelines as low-to moderate income persons, based on family income.  We believe there are a high number of potential, eligible beneficiaries for this grant, and that those individual businesses could be located in any and all towns within Berkshire County.

 

CDBG requires that the posting be very detailed.  In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, and to meet the very short application period and deadline, the grant application will include all 13 towns named in the posting. The NOFA was published on May 15, and the Town of Adams and BRPC staff have been working diligently since then to determine the requirements for the competitive process.  

 

BRPC staff will be available to receive input from all towns included in the grant application through the June 5, 2020 deadline.  Any community that does not wish to participate in this application is free to withdraw by contacting BRPC and/or by so commenting during the public hearing.  All town officials and members of the public, from each of the towns listed, are encouraged to participate in the virtual public hearing.

 

May 13, 2020 Update From BCBOHA & Local Boards of Health - click here

 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY BOARDS OF HEALTH ASSOCIATION - May 7th Update - click here

 

Mask or Face Covering

May 6, 2020 – Beginning today, Mass State Law requires Face Coverings in Public Places Where Social Distancing Is Not Possible.  For more specific information, please click here.

 

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening Advisory Board - for details click here

Governor Charlie Baker issued an extension to the emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 31st at noon until Monday, May 4th - for details click here 

Town Hall Closed - for details click here 

Information from the CDC - for details click here - updated daily

Information from Mass.gov - for details click here  - updated daily

Memorandum from the Hinsdale Board of Health - for details click here 

Massachusetts Public Health Fact Sheet - for details click here 

Massachusetts State of Emergency - for details click here 

Family Emergency Action Plan - for details click here

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Order Modifying the State’s Open Meeting Law - for details click here

Click Here for Important Message From the Chief Of Police on Covid-19

 

Transfer Station update - please click here 

Employee Rights Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - click link

Municipal Relief Legislation Passed by State Legislature - click here

Bulletin 2020-1 Emergency Expenditures Related to COVID-19 under G.L. c. 44, § 31 and Emergency Short-term Borrowing under G.L. c. 44, § 8(9) - click here

Bulletin 2020-2 An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19 - click here

 

Bulletin 2020-3 Addendum to Bulletin 2020-2 - click here

 

Berkshire County Boards of Health Association - Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Local Boards of Health (LBOH) - Pittsfield, MA April 16, 2020 - click here

Parent & Kids Stay Healthy & Strong Against the Covid-19 - click here

Coronavirus Safety Guide - This guide, developed by experts in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, offers step-by-step instructions for some of the most common situations you might encounter, focusing on how you can protect yourself and your community: click here

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