Police Chief Jody Kasper told Western Mass News that COVID-19 hasn't impacted their recruitment efforts, however, it's getting harder on a national level to find people to apply.

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM)—The Northampton Board of Health met Thursday night to workshop a vaccination mandate for public places.

The order would require proof of vaccination be shown at public places, like restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues. Similar to the one going into effect in Boston in just a few days. A protest over Northampton's possible mandate was held this weekend. The Board of Health will be taking public comments at their next meeting, on Jan. 20 at 5:30pm.

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