The Berkshires Blog

COVID-19 in the Berkshires – Update

Updated: March 31, 2020

Berkshire hills/lake in springtime. Photo: Ogden GigliDear Visitors,

We know that this is a challenging and stressful time. Please know that we are continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation here in the Berkshires. Due to current restrictions, we are aware that travel to our region this spring and possibly this summer may not be an option.

Before traveling, we advise checking in with each organization and business for updates regarding schedules, events, and operating hours. As of now, the state of Massachusetts has closed all non-essential businesses. Jacob’s Pillow Dance has, sadly, announced the cancellation of its 2020 Festival season.

Of course, the great outdoors of the Berkshires can provide health benefits — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Visit our Hiking & Biking page for a list of options (please note: as of March 24, all of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries and trails will be closed to visitation until further notice, with Trustees of Reservations closing all outdoor properties at least through April 7).

In the Meantime:

Be one of the first to get our 2020-21 guide to the Berkshires. Click here to place your order.

A number of our great restaurants and bars are offering, for a limited time, takeout and local delivery service. Visit our updated list for a taste of the Berkshires.

Why not visit the Berkshires virtually? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, and check out our list of online experiences currently being offered by the area’s venues.

Learn more about the region in That Berkshire Podcast.

Additional information and resources:

COVID-19 in the Berkshires

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lonely Planet Expert Advice About Travel

If you need to reach us: [email protected].

Stay happy and healthy, and we look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right.


Top: Ogden Gigli

Bottom: Field Farm by Kara Thornton