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14 Worksites In Pittsfield Identified As COVID-19 Clusters

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Josh Landes
Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Public health officials in Pittsfield, Massachusetts say there are 14 clusters of COVID-19 cases at workplaces in the city.

Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong informed the city council of the situation during her bimonthly COVID-19 update.

“We do have about 14, what we call clusters right now, 14 work sites," said Armstrong. "So we're managing a lot of cases that where there has been some transmission at the workplace. And so our contact tracers work very closely with the managers and the employers there to take all necessary protocols, encourage their other employees to get tested and to also encourage face coverings at the worksite.”

With a daily case rate of over 11 per 100,000 and over 30 active COVID cases, the city is back in the state’s “yellow” designation for coronavirus transmission for the first time since mid-May.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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