City's public health nurses urge vigilance amid rising COVID-cases

With positive COVID-19 cases on the rise in the City of Pittsfield, public health nurses released on Friday, March 19, a video urging the community to maintain their vigilance and adhere to safety protocols.

The video message features Kayla Donnelly-Winters, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse Manager, and Rosa Tabango, a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Nurse.

“Over the last five days, the city has seen 50 new COVID-19 cases. This is certainly discouraging and something we are monitoring very closely. The city’s public health nurses are busy with contact tracing to identify possible clusters or to determine if this is community spread,” said Mayor Linda Tyer. “This increase in cases highlights how vital it is that we all adhere to safety precautions – mask up, keep your distance, stay in your family pod, avoid gatherings, get vaccinated.”

Here's the link to the video: https://youtu.be/2KMQJS1kHIs