GB residents reminded to stay home, prevent further spread of COVID-19

“The only way we as a community can flatten this curve and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus is to isolate as much as possible and respect the social distancing guidelines being shared widely,” added selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon.

Great Barrington — The selectboard and town manager once again urge residents to stay home and leave only for essential work, to purchase necessities like food, supplies and prescriptions, and for safe outdoor exercise until at least Monday, May 4, in accordance with Gov. Charlie Baker’s updated order issued this past Tuesday, town manager Mark Pruhenski said in a statement Thursday.

Families should also remember to send only one member of the household to purchase goods and help minimize the number of people out in public places.

“While we appreciate all those respecting our recommendations to shelter in place, the number of people still in town on a regular basis is disappointing,” said Pruhenski. “South County needs to take this more seriously. We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe and healthy right now”.

Baker’s March 23 order can be found here.

The revised order of March 31 can be found here.

“The only way we as a community can flatten this curve and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus is to isolate as much as possible and respect the social distancing guidelines being shared widely,” added selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon. “Please help our health care workers, our public safety employees and other essential workers in town stay as safe as possible while they work hard to keep services available to you.”

Information is being updated and shared daily in the COVID-19 banner located on the town’s homepage. For questions, please contact the office of the selectboard/town manager at (413) 528-1619 x2.