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Testing, Contact Tracing Touted as Tool to Stop COVID-19 Spread
BOSTON — The state is collaborating with Partners in Health to create the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative, the first of its kind in the nation.    Gov. Charlie Baker stressed Friday that testing will be an "enormously powerful tool for public health officials" in containing the spread of the novel
Williamstown Commons COVID-19 Contagion Spreads
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three residents at Williamstown Commons nursing home have now reportedly died from complications of COVID-19. Administrator Jodi Ouimette, in her latest update on April 2, reported that two residents died on Wednesday night and that 36 residents have now tested positive for the novel coranavirus. The first death
Letter: Coronavirus Tests Only for Those in the 'Big Club'
To the Editor: George Carlin once joked, "It's a big club and you ain't in it." The rich and powerful have access to things that you and I do not. A few years ago, I saw an advertisements on television about the shingles shot. The ad recommended that if you were over a certain age, that you were at risk and that you
SVMC: COVID-19 Update April 2
  April 3, 2020     A Message from Tom Dee SVHC's President & CEO   "Fulfilling Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) mission — of providing exceptional care and comfort for our community — has never been as challenging as during the COVID-19 pandemic." Read More   COVID-19 Questions Answered     SVMC's Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD, answered COVID-19 questions on WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Medical Monday program on March 30. Listen Now     What to Expect at a Telemedicine Visit   Dr. Bob Schwartz shares how primary care providers and patients are using telemedicine to connect. Read More.     Making Essential Trips Safely   Ensuring that you have essential food and medicines is an important part of getting through the pandemic. Here's a how-to guide for going out. Read More.   Adapting Physical Fitness for a Pandemic   Boosting activity during new-found time at home holds benefits now and in the future. Read more.     More COVID-19 Resources   Important numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, and more are available at our website. Visit Now       Southwestern Vermont Health Care |  ‌  ‌   Southwestern Vermont Medical Center | 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201 Unsubscribe Update Profile | About Constant Contact Sent by  
The Independent Investor: How the CARE Act Changes Tax-Deferred Account Rules
Listen up, big changes have just occurred because of the newly passed CARE Act. Aside from the "free money" that 90 percent of Americans are expecting, important changes to your retirement accounts have been passed. These changes can save you a bundle in taxes while providing instant cash relief, if you need
Adams Community Bank Donates $100,000 to BHS COVID-19 Relief Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Adams Community Bank has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund that was recently established to help Berkshire Health Systems battle the coronavirus pandemic.   The major gift be used to help defray the costs of providing personal protective equipment for hospital caregivers and staff on the front
Williams College Cancels Commencement, Reunion Weekend
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College President Maud Mandel on Friday sent a community-wide email announcing that school's commencement and reunion weekend weekend will not take place as scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Seniors, while I am heartbroken that graduation cannot happen in the conventional way at the
Covid-19 Briefs April 3: BRTA Modifies Bus Routes
BRTA Modifying Weekday Routes Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is reducing the normal weekday service to a modified schedule effective Monday, April 6. Saturday service has not been affected and will run as scheduled. Modified schedules of the effected routes below will be posted to the BRTA website   The following
Roots Rising Launching Virtual Farmers Market
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Roots Rising has created a virtual farmers' market to supply Berkshire County residents with fresh local produce.   The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges in terms of access, however, Roots Rising's directors believes this should not be the case for fresh
Vermont Veterans Home Hosts Vehicle Parade on Saturday
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Veterans are a familiar site at small-town parades, usually as marchers.   On Saturday at the Vermont Veterans Home, many local vets will be on the sidelines as the facility invites friends, family and members of the public to the home's first Vehicle Parade.   Participants are asked to
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