Town Administrator Jay Green reported that Adams has lifted the state of emergency that was put in place for the pandemic. This originally went into effect in March 2020, and was lifted by the town to bring Adams into line with other local communities and the state of Massachusetts, which ended the public health emergency on June 15.

Things should start to feel more normal again in Adams.

Selectman Joseph Nowak pointed out that despite the state of emergencies being lifted, local businesses may still require their patrons to wear masks. Moreover, taking the side of caution, if COVID cases were to take an upswing again in Adams, the Board of Health would have the authority to mandate masks independent of this decision by the Selectmen.

In Adams last month, there were zero new reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Adams.

Along with Adams, Pittsfield, North Adams, and other towns in Berkshire County have lifted their state of emergency for the first time in more than a year.

On a happy note, the Events Committee applied for and was granted space on the Town Hall lawn for so outdoor movies will start back up on July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20. These movies are family-friendly and begin at dusk. There will not be vendors, so attendees are advised to bring their own snacks and drinks.

And look forward to some live music, the Events Committee requested and received approval for space at the Adams Visitors Center to hold outdoor concerts. These will be held on July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20. These events will be held rain or shine.

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