COVID-19 Response2020-03-27T19:33:41-04:00

Information & Resources Regarding COVID-19 in the Berkshires

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 March 27, 2020 – 7:33 PM

Looking for Takeout, Delivery & Curbside Service in the Berkshires?

Picture c/o Berkshire Palate

Use and share this list of local eateries to find options in your area. While not exhaustive, we will continue to update as we learn of services. Eat local. Shop local. Thank you for supporting the local economy during this difficult time.

Restaurant List

You can also view this information on a Google map.

See the Map

1Berkshire Member Toolbox for COVID-19 Response & Preparedness

As a Member of 1Berkshire, we are here for you. Please use this toolbox to help your business, employees, and clientele. 

Best Practices & Tips

  • Practice good hygiene
    • Wash hands often. Avoid close contact. Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet). Avoid touching your face. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and areas. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Be careful with meetings & travel
    • Use video and phone conferencing options when possible. Consider postponing large meetings, gatherings, and events. Assess the risks of business travel.
  • Stay home if…
    • If you feel sick, stay home. If your immediate family feels sick, be safe and stay home. Give sick family members their own room, if possible, and have only one family member care for them. Consider providing additional protections for household members who are 65 years or older, or who have underlying conditions. Limit visitors.
  • Stay calm & prepare
    • Stay calm. Know the signs and symptoms. Follow official resources to stay informed.
    • Consider stocking up on 2-week supply of prescriptions, plus non-perishable foods and toiletries. Please refrain from wiping out store shelves so that the entire community can prepare.
    • Establish plans to telework, arrangements for childcare, ways to communicate with family and friends, and how to adapt to cancelled events.

Other Relevant Info

Questions or Concerns?

Email us at 1Berkshire is here for you. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 1Berkshires offices are operating remotely. Our main office in Pittsfield is temporarily closed. Please reach us by email.

Together, we can keep our Berkshire community and economy healthy and strong.