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Berkshire Senior Public Health Planner Talks COVID-19 Outbreak

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Josh Landes
Allison Egan

By Tuesday, seven people had presumptive positive tests for COVID-19 in Berkshire County. With more than 90 cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday. Allison Egan is a senior public health planner for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, one of the groups leading a countywide effort to contain the outbreak of the disease. A specialist in public health disaster preparedness, Egan spoke with WAMC about the disease, its spread, and how the county is working to combat it.

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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