Beginning Tuesday, June 1, City Hall and municipal offices located within 100 North will fully reopen to the public, resuming traditional business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

According to a statement from the City of Pittsfield and the Mayor's Office, business hours for all departments will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of the Office of the Building Commissioner, located within 100 North, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to continue its ongoing compatibility with the schedules of those working within the construction and related industries.

The Berkshire Athenaeum will also reopen. For daily hours and more information check out the library's website. Also, the Senior Center will resume full operations. Meal delivery through the Senior Center will be suspended effective May 29. Starting June 1, the Senior Center will resume service as a congregate meal site, with meals served at 11:30 a.m. Togo meals at the congregate site will still be available. For more info, call the Senior Center at 499-9346 or click here.

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In an effort to strengthen building security at City Hall, the only public entrance will be the ramp located on Federal Street. Exiting will be permitted at any location. Permanent signage with this information will be added around the perimeter of City Hall.

Members of the public visiting municipal offices in 100 North will continue to use the North Street entrance and exit at either North Street or Fenn Street. Beginning June 15, boards and commissions are permitted to resume in-person meetings.

As part of Governor Baker's announcement issued last week, the state’s mask mandate is no longer in effect for fully vaccinated people for both indoor and outdoor spaces. However, there is a mask advisory for those who are not yet vaccinated. In alignment with this current guidance, effective June 1, employees and visitors to municipal offices will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors.

Mayor Linda Tyer issued this statement:

I understand that this is a big change for many of us because masks have become an integral part of our personal safety habits over the course of the past year. Anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask indoors is free to do so.

To help both employees and the public feel more comfortable during the transition back to normal operations, the temporary barriers that have been installed throughout various offices as well as the hand sanitizer stations will remain in place.

Lastly, the drop box at the rear of City Hall will remain in place to continue to assist customers with their business needs. Please visit cityofpittsfield.org for more information.

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