The Berks County Commissioners and President Judge Thomas G. Parisi have decided to close all County buildings at noon on Wednesday, December 16, due to the predictions for a severe snowstorm.
County officials say they will keep a close eye on what develops throughout Wednesday and will make a decision by 7pm regarding operations on Thursday, December 17. These closures do not apply to the County’s 24/7 operations.
Employees of 24/7 operations should follow their department’s inclement weather policy.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday until 10am on Thursday. Heavy snowfall is expected overnight, with winds of 35 mph possible.
Many county departments and staff will continue to work remotely during the building closure.
The Commissioners plan to still host the virtual Weekly Update program at 3:30pm Wednesday with members of the Berks County Health Advisory Panel about the recent COVID-19 surge and the vaccine.
The Commissioners also plan to hold the virtual Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday at 10am, whether or not County buildings are open. The meetings will go on as scheduled, unless there are significant power outages or technical issues that arise.