Do Your Part...

  • We are asking every business and institution in Berks County to immediately institute COVID-19 Health and Safety policies to protect both their staff and “customers.”​

  • We are asking our residents to institute personal COVID-19 Health and Safety policies that protect them and the people they may be around and to ask their neighbors, friends and family to do the same.

    • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. While public health authorities are working to produce a vaccine, as of today, there is no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019.

    • The best way to avoid exposure is to follow good public health hygiene practices that should be done every day regardless of the existence of this new disease. Things like:

      • Stay at home as much as possible. 

      • Avoid touching your face. 

      • Wash your hands vigorously with soap and water multiple times a day (use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available

      • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

      • Clean surfaces in your home/office. 

      • Practice social distancing. Avoid common practices like handshaking. 

      • Everyone should wear a cloth mask when they must go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. The cloth mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker.

      • Continue to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
         

  • As residents of Berks, let’s commit to support the businesses that implement healthy COVID-19 standards and let’s avoid the businesses that ignore these precautions recognizing that they are putting both their employees and patrons at risk. We are in this together so let’s watch out for each other. Should you see or experience a business that is not following health and safety procedures please call or email them with your concerns.

© 2020 Berks County Commissioners

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