The Massachusetts state government has asked camps to hang tight and wait for all the guidance to be finalized before making decisions about opening or closing, and Gov. Baker has said his administration’s guidelines will be out by Monday, May 18.
The move toward recovery facilities is part of a broader plan by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker to convert skilled nursing facilities into treatment centers for COVID-19 patients. The goal is to take the pressure off of nearby hospitals.
When it comes to COVID-19, there is a compelling need to see what might have gone wrong and how we can make the necessary changes in the present and the days to come – learning on the fly, then expeditiously and with expertise, making the most appropriate course corrections.
Widener had already started a delivery business, the Berkshire Valet, and last year launched its MealGopher unit, which delivered meals from area restaurants to boarding school students in Berkshire County and Litchfield County, Connecticut.
The Baker-Polito administration announced steps to keep vulnerable families in their homes, preserve the health and safety of low-income renters and homeowners, and prevent homelessness due to reduced or lost income.
In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday’s selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.
Seven wellness categories at the high school level were identified in which the district could be doing better: Physical Education, Substance Use, Mental Health, Commitment to School, Bullying, Diversity and Inclusion, Absenteeism and Commitment and Planning.
The bill extends the state’s life sciences tax incentive program for another 10 years, proposes millions of dollars in grants to community colleges and vocational schools to increase employment opportunities, and authorizes spending on initiatives to promote regional efforts to advance innovations in bio-manufacturing.
Great Barrington’s public safety professionals have worked in partnership with Fairview Hospital’s emergency department head Dr. Alec Belman to develop an ongoing training program to be administered annually by fire Chief Charles Burger and firefighter Lt. A.J. Anderson.
Lyme disease cases continue to be high in southern Berkshire County, at a case rate of over 500 cases per 100,000 population. Berkshire County also has the second-highest rate in Massachusetts for the tick-borne coinfection anaplasmosis.