12/28/2020: Due to COVID-19, Town office transactions are temporarily being conducted online, by telephone or in-person by advance appointment only.
Call to conduct business: Directory online www.townofberlin.com/contacts-directory.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information#daily-updates-
New in 2021:
Weekly Berlin-specific COVID information from the Town Administrator
VACCINE ROLL OUT INFORMATION (posted 2/8/2021):
ATTENTION Berlin residents age 75 and older:
You can now make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Because vaccine supply is severely limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment. Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance. Phase 1 and individuals 75 and older who do have access to the internet can schedule their appointment online at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations
If you have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, you may contact the:
- Berlin Council on Aging office at 978-838-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Montachusett Home Care Corporation http://www.montachusetthomecare.org at (978) 537-7411.
- You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.
Information about phases for vaccine roll out here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-covid-19-vaccination-phases.
The Town of Berlin remains here to serve you, with some adjustments:
- Town facilities remain closed to the public although you may call to make an appointment with town officials. Please call first to ensure a particular office is open and staffed in-person before visiting the Town Office building.
- Departments remain operational, however business is increasingly conducted remotely: over the phone, via email, and via mail. See individual department websites for hours of operation. Contact information for most departments online at https://www.townofberlin.com/home/pages/town-berlin-phone-directory.
- Email, voicemail, and US Mail remain the best ways to reach departments you seek.
- Dropping off something for a Town employee? Please use the green lock box in the front lobby of the Town Offices complex at 23 Linden Street, Berlin, MA. While access to the inside of the Town Offices remains by appointment only, the glass lobby is open 24/7.
- Please be patient as we transition to adapt to the temporary changes.
** COVID-19 INFORMATION CLEARNING HOUSE **
- See also:
- SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 dated November 2020
- GUIDANCE FOR RESIDENTS AND BASIC NEEDS INFORMATION
Continue being the great town that Berlin has always been.
- Please continue to help one another to the degree you safely can, but always maintain safety for one's self.
- Maintain 6-foot social distancing perimeters from others.
- Washing and santitizing surfaces.
Think globally, act locally ---> COVID-19 is an international health emergency.
Work to contain the spread of COVID-19 is underway at multiple layers of government around the world, but remember that every individual plays a role. Stay home, save lives!
Below is a list of pertinent governmental, non-profit, education and other websites:
- The Official Website of the Town of Berlin www.townofberlin.com
- Enroll for Code Red alerts from the Town of Berlin. www.townofberlin.com/public-safety/pages/sign-codered-notifications
- The Official Town of Berlin, MA Facebook Page www.facebook.com/BerlinMASS
Other local resources of information and/or assistance include:
- Nashoba Associated Boards of Health www.nashoba.org
- Berlin-Boylston Regional School District www.bbrsd.org
- Assabet Regional Technical High School www.assabet.org
- Berlin Family Food Pantry www.berlinfamilyfoodpantry.org
- Wheat/United Way www.uwotc.org/WHEAT
- Mass2-1-1 is the 24/7 statewide information and referral line available in 140+ languages that connects callers with critical social service programs and organizations in their local community. It can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone in the state. Mass2-1-1 is a free information and referral service provided through funding from three contracts with the of state of Massachusetts to be their official 24-hour call line, as well as funding from 19 local United Ways across the state.
Have more suggestions about other community offerings? Please contact via Facebook the community pages, not operated by the Town of Berlin
- The Official Website for the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts www.mass.gov
- Receive daily text updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts -- Text the phrase “COVIDMA” to number 888-777
- Are you a health professional interested in volunteering services? Please visit the following site to sign-up: https://www.mass.gov/health-services-covid-19-volunteer-form
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov
- White House COVID-19 Task Force www.coronavirus.gov
- Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov
- World Health Organization www.who.int