The team at 1Berkshire is monitoring developments and official guidance, and will continue to gather informational resources to share with our business community as we navigate these uncharted waters. We will use this page to provide updated information, useful links, resources, tips, and best practices for all of us living and working in the Berkshires. Please check back regularly for updated information.
1Berkshire is currently operating remotely to service the needs of the community during these trying times. Our team is actively engaging with all our major stakeholders to ensure the prosperity of our region. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@1berkshire or call us at (413) 499-1600.
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UPDATED October 22, 2020 – 4:53 PM
1Berkshire Member Toolbox for COVID-19 Response & Preparedness
As a Member of 1Berkshire, we are here for you. Please use this toolbox containing Guidance from Federal, State & Local Officials to help your business, employees, and clientele. Follow and share these links for up-to-date information.
Current Reopening Phase: Phase III (Vigilant), Step One – Additional industries resume operations with restrictions and capacity limits.
Note: Effective Monday, October 5, lower-risk communities may move to Phase III, Step Two of reopening. See the Commonwealth’s press release and the Phase III section of this page for additional information.
Note: Effective Monday, September 28, restaurants may seat a maximum of 10 people at a table (up from 6) and restaurants with bar areas may use them for seated food service, provided other social distancing measures are followed. Review the updated Restaurants Safety Standards and Checklist guidance here. As of 9/28, self-serve beverage stations are permitted, as long as appropriate guidelines are followed. See the retail safety standards page for details. Other communal serving areas (such as salad bars) must remain closed.
Note: Effective Tuesday, August 11, the governor’s gathering order is amended to reflect a maximum of 50 attendees at outdoor gatherings (previously 100), and all attendees must use face coverings and observe 6ft social distancing standards. Effective 10/5, outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings in Step Two communities (those cities and towns that have not been listed as “red” high-risk communities in any of the previous three Department of Public Health weekly reports) may have a capacity of 100.
Note: Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts – who do not meet an exemption – must follow new travel orders including: completing a travel form, producing a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival, or quarantining for 14 days. Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day. Read about the travel order here.
Questions or Concerns?
1Berkshire is currently operating remotely to service the needs of the community during these trying times. Our team is actively engaging with all our stakeholders to ensure the prosperity of our region. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@1berkshire or call us at (413) 499-1600.
Together, we can keep our Berkshire community and economy healthy and strong.