Vaccine Transportation Update

Good afternoon.

I’m pleased to announce that the college will run frequent shuttles to two Berkshire County vaccination sites starting next Monday, April 19. The shuttles will be available to all students participating in the college’s testing protocol, as well as faculty and staff without personal transportation options.

The shuttles will run to two locations only: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams and Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. Times will be subject to the Commonwealth’s programs and scheduling. We’ll be flexible in our approach to transportation and anticipate that we’ll have shuttles on all days when vaccination appointments are available at these sites.

Reservations are required, and must be made no later than noon on the day prior to your vaccination appointment. The shuttle will only transport people with confirmed vaccination appointments.

To reserve a seat, please complete the Spring 2021 Vaccination Shuttle form. You’ll receive an email confirming your reservation and departure time. We’ll group riders who have similar appointment times.

All shuttles will depart from the First Congregational Church parking lot (the lot at the back of the church, between Schapiro Hall and the Paresky Center).

Please schedule your ride so that you’ll arrive early for your vaccination appointment and we ask that you be flexible. We’ve been told by the site organizers that early arrivals are acceptable, and that they’ll sign people in and vaccinate them as they arrive. We’ll do our best to accommodate requested departure times, but may need to group individuals together based on appointments for efficiency in transporting to the locations.

If you have questions or scheduling issues about the shuttle, please contact Krista Jolin.

We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, and hope this new transportation option will make it easier for you to do so.