PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — The Pittsfield District Court will be closed temporarily due to a COVID-19 outbreak amongst staff. A reopening date has not yet been announced, as the facility is disinfected to prevent further exposure to the virus.

All court matters that were originally scheduled from December 14 to December 17 be rescheduled at a later time through the clerk’s office once the court can safely open again. According to Mass.gov, emergency matters, such as arrestees in custody, will be handled virtually or in-person in North Adams on Wednesday and Friday, and in Great Barrington on Thursday.

It was noted that applicants for abuse prevention, harassment, emergency risk prevention orders, and civil commitments, should contact their local police station. Local law enforcement will notify a court or judge for further guidance.

Pittsfield District Court serves Becket, Dalton, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lenox, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Washington, and Windsor.