With the COVID-19 outbreak expected to peak in the coming weeks, emergency responders in the Berkshires are preparing for an onslaught of calls.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that also while the state has provided some of the safety equipment requested, the level of those supplies doesn’t yet match the anticipated need. The safety equipment was only 60% of what was requested.

With the current call volume in Northern Berkshire County, that supply will last a few weeks. But, with calls for emergency service likely to increase as the expected peak of the outbreak nears, those supplies likely will run out sooner.

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