Pittsfield City Hall’s Covid-19 Compliance Overview
Posted on the City of Pittsfield Facebook page is Pittsfield Mayor Tyer’s overview of the Covid-19 non-compliance orders submitted to the city’s Health Department dating back to April. A total of 90 complaints have been submitted by residents, customers, and employees of local businesses since April.
Some of those reports were filed through the state's online portal and then forwarded to the Pittsfield Health Department according to the post. Most of the reports centered around the lack of the use of face coverings.
Overall, the officials seem pleased with the efforts of residents and businesses continuing to comply with ordered safety measures.
The full City of Pittsfield post is below…
In Mayor Tyer's PCTV update last Friday, she addressed non-compliance and enforcement pertaining to mandated COVID-19 safety measures.
Here's a recap:
The city’s Health Department takes action on every report of non-compliance of COVID-19 orders that is submitted to its office. Since April, the Health Department has received approximately 90 reports directly from residents, customers, and employees. Some complaints have come through the state’s online portal and reported to the Pittsfield Board of Health from the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Enforcement of COVID-19 orders is progressive starting with education, then written warnings, followed by fines or a loss of certain licenses. Reporting violations to the Health Department and follow up on these issues is vital to the on-going effort to prevent COVID transmission.
The majority of non-compliance reports pertain to a lack of face coverings in establishments, but generally speaking, business owners in Pittsfield are doing an outstanding job meeting the requirements and are very responsive when the Health Department addresses a report of non-compliance.
Overall, the vigilance of worksites, community organizations, health care providers, and residents, means we’ve had success in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Pittsfield and Berkshire County.