First case of coronavirus confirmed in Berkshire County

Berkshire County

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (WWLP) – The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Clarksburg Monday afternoon. As first reported Saturday, a man from Berkshire County is in his 60s.

Berkshire county man one of five new cases reported for coronavirus in Massachusetts

According to the Town of Clarksburg, town and school officials are closing Clarksburg School, Clarksburg Public Library, Clarksburg Senior Center, Clarksburg Fire Department, and Clarksburg Town Hall until Friday, March 13. During this time, facilities will be thoroughly disinfected.

John Franzoni North Berkshire School Union Superintendent told 22News the town hired GEM Environmental INC., a company outside of North Adams, to come in and clean and disinfect the buildings that are being closed. 22News contacted the company for a statement but they are unable to comment at this time.

“Even though the person hasn’t been in the school lately we felt this way the best way to be safe and take the necessary precautions to keep the buildings clean. We’re hoping to open again next week.”

John Franzoni, North Berkshire School Union Superintendent

Coronavirus: North Berkshire School Union Statement

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MAP: Interactive Coronavirus Cases

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