The Berkshires Blog

COVID-19 in the Berkshires – Update

Updated: April 28, 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. The most important thing to do right now is to stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy.

When and if you travel, 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, and many organizations have cancelled or postponed their upcoming season offerings.

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 (again, please check with individual property to make sure visitors are welcome).

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

In the Meantime:

Many of our delicious restaurants and bars are offering takeout and local delivery service. Visit 1Berkshire’s restaurant 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

Until we can welcome you back, stay happy and healthy.


Photos: (top) Ogden Gigli | (bottom) Field Farm by Kara Thornton