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COVID-19 Updates

Everyone in Massachusetts age 12 and up is eligible for vaccination. Register yourself or your child at maimmunizations.org. Please note, anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their vaccination appointment. Having difficulty registering? Contact your local Council on the Aging or call nbCC at 413-663-7588.
Please note that the Collaborative will be scaling down their three large clinic sites gradually over the next month. They will offer first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through both scheduled and walk-in appointments at all clinics between today and Thursday, May 27. After May 27, the large clinics will no longer administer first-dose appointments, but will continue delivering second doses until late June.
Local Councils on the Aging are assisting with registration. Please direct anyone who is having difficulty to their local COA for support:
ADAMS- (413) 743-8333
CHESHIRE- (413) 743-1172
CLARKSBURG- (413) 663-8353
FLORIDA- (413) 662-2811
NORTH ADAMS- (413) 662-3125
SAVOY- (413) 743-4290
WILLIAMSTOWN- (413) 458-8250
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COVID-19 Guidelines: Governor Baker has announced that all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29. The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29. Until then, regulations require people to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public places and outdoors when they are unable to maintain 6 feet from other people. This means that you are no longer required to wear a mask while out running, walking in the park, or in other outdoor socially distanced settings. Face coverings will still be required at all times in indoor public places. Face coverings will also continue to be required at all times at events, whether held indoors or outdoors and whether held in a public space or private home, except for when eating or drinking. At smaller gatherings in private homes, face coverings are recommended but not required. Read more here.

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Federal Charitable Giving Incentive

The CARES Act contains a one-time, above-the-line deduction for cash contributions of up to $300 made to qualifying charities. All taxpayers would be eligible to take the deduction, even people who use the standard deduction. Donors who itemize their deductions can deduct up to 100% AGI for cash gifts in 2020. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year.

Williamstown Community Chest cannot offer tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor as to the best way to make tax-advantaged charitable contributions.

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Financial Resources:

Neighbor to Neighbor Fund grant program. http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/NeighbortoNeighborN2N

DTA Assistance Line: 877.382.2363

Berkshire Community Action Council: 413.445.4503

Department of Unemployment Assistance: 877.626.6800, 617.626.6338

*Unemployment has waived the waiting period https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online

 

 

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