Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

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Travel Guidance 

August 1, 2020 Travel Order

Stop the Spread

Berkshire Health Systems COVID-19 Dashboard

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Massachuestts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

The State has introduced a new notification system for residents. People can sign up to receive text updates, news, and prevention information related to COVID-19 by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

Frontline Worker Resources, an initiative created by the Attorney General's Office

Berkshire Community Action Council Assistance (added 4/9/2020)

U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (added 4/7/2020)

COVID-19 Election Information (added 3/23/2020)

Mass 211 information line (added 3/16/2020)

Berkshire Health Systems is encouraging people to call 1-855-BMC-Link (1-855-262-5465, 7am - 7pm) before going to the hospital if you are experiencing symptoms.

Steps to prevent illeness (CDC)

What you should know (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Microsite Microsite: Healthcare professionals, labs, and health departments, learn the most current information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): outbreak locations, risk assessment, and travel guidance.

Current cases in Massachusetts (MA Department of Public Health)

COVID-19 FAQ's (MA Department of Public Health)

Contact information for surveillance, reporting, and control (MA Department of Public Health)

The health and safety of residents is a top priority, and town officials are actively monitoring the news and advisories concerning the virus. 

As a reminder, it is always good practice for residents, parents, and children, regardless of exposure risks, to adhere to the following preventative measures year round:

○ WASH HANDS with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

○ NOT FEELING WELL - Consult your healthcare provider if you are concerned for your child or family member who is showing symptoms of an illness.

○ PLEASE STAY HOME or keep your child home if he/she is sick until at least 24 hours after any signs of a fever have gone (without the use of fever-reducing medications) or with the clearance from a healthcare provider.

○ FACE: Avoid touching your face particularly, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

○ COUGH & SNEEZE into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

○ SHARING: Avoid sharing items such as pens, water bottles, utensils, towels, lip balm, etc.

○ TRAVEL- Before traveling and returning, take these steps:

    •   Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from China, and information for aircrew, can be found at on the CDC website.

    •     Check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and stay home if you are sick.

    •     If you become sick while traveling you should notify your employer and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice if needed.

    •     To slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into the United States, CDC is working with state and local public health partners to implement after-travel health precautions. Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).

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