Police Departments are being affected by the coronavirus. Six of the Pittsfield Police Department’s 85 officers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that three of those officers have been cleared to return to duty, according to Chief Michael Wynn, but tests are pending on others.

For police, minimizing contact with the public can be a challenge.

North Adams Police Chief Jason Wood says test results are pending on one of his officers. Other county police departments, including Lenox, Williamstown and Great Barrington, have yet to see any cases among their officers.

Lenox Police Chief Stephen O'Brien said arrests are being conducted as a last resort in order to minimize close contact and potential exposure

People are encouraged to call or email the department with nonemergency matters rather than coming to the station in person.

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