Governor Baker's orders this week concerning restricted gatherings means that Clarksburg public buildings won't be reopening any time soon.

According to a story reported on by iBerkshires.com, in a brief emergency meeting on Tuesday morning, the Select Board voted to keep the library, Town Hall and Community Center closed indefinitely effective Nov. 4.

The board had worked with the Board of Health to prepare for reopening the buildings to the public on Monday. However, Governor Baker this week pulled back on gatherings as part of a need to address an increase in coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth.

The reopening had been dependent upon getting the square footage of the buildings to determine the occupancy levels.

The governor's orders, effective Friday, Nov. 6, are that personnel can have a maximum of 10 people and event venues 25, as long as 6 feet of social distancing is maintained.

The Town Hall reopening would mainly have affected access to the Selectmen's Meeting Room since most operations are being done by phone, email and secure dropbox. However, the Council on Aging had been hoping to reopen the Community Center for activities for small groups of seniors.

For more information, check out the full story at iBerkshires' website here. We thank them for the update.

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