Reading City Hall Closes after 3 employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Reading City Hall will be closed for the remainder of the week in response to three positive cases of COVID-19 within City Hall.

Since the beginning of COVID-19, City Hall has been closed to the public while maintaining daily operations with employees safely inside the building.

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“Just recently, I was made aware of three positive COVID-19 cases of employees within City Hall. Fortunately, these cases have been isolated and pose no further harm to other employees nor to the public” says Mayor Morán.

”My management team and our Human Resources Department have activated the proper contact tracing protocols to prevent an outbreak while the affected employees were sent home to be tested and ordered to quarantine at home.”

In response, the Mayor has closed City Hall for the remainder of the week for disinfection and sanitizing of the entire building, which applies to all employees, except for first responders.

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City Hall is expected to re-open for employees on Monday, November 9.

“I remind our residents that City Hall remains closed to the public. I also urge all residents to continue practicing safety measures and recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” said Mayor Morán.

Citizens Service Center staff will continue to operate as usual at 877-727-3234.

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