Commissioners Discuss Impact of Going Green in Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Berks County Board of Commissioners hosted a virtual discussion Wednesday afternoon highlight the impacts of Berks County’s move to the green phase since June 26th.

The “Going Green” discussion emphasized the changes in County government for the employees, the Courts and the public, as well as the local businesses and the community.

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The presentation also give an update on where Berks County currently stands in case numbers since moving into the green phase.

The Commissioners discussed the importance of each member of the community continuing to “Do Your Part” in order to keep Berks in the green, including social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands.

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Commissioner Barnhardt reviewed the $38 million in CARES Act funding that the county is expecting to receive within the next week and remind local businesses and organizations to complete the COVID-19 Berks County Community Needs Assessment by next Monday, July 13.

The assessment will assist the Commissioners in determining how best to distribute the CARES Act funding and to help find other funding resources.

Commissioner Michael S. Rivera provided an update on the Small Business Restart Grant program, which is currently accepting applications, and highlight Rental Assistance Programs.

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