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Important Information for Berks County Regarding COVID-19

Important Information for Berks County Regarding COVID-19

Berks Community Television (BCTV) is devoted to being the “go to” place for community information. With growing concern and alert surrounding the coronavirus and COVID-19, BCTV is sharing important information from the CDC regarding the outbreak and how citizens can better protect themselves and loved ones from getting sick.

You can visit the County of Berks COVID 19 Information Page Here

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which is still being researched. It is a respiratory illness that is spread person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to the common cold. Disease symptoms include:

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after first exposure.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, there are many ways to prevent the spread of the virus and other respiratory diseases, including:

There are currently NO reported cases of COVID-19 in Berks County. However, if you or a loved one suspect you are infected with the virus or another respiratory illness:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China and South Korea. CDC also advises that older adults and those with chronic medical conditions consider postponing nonessential travel to Iran, Italy, and Japan. Travelers should practice usual precautions when traveling to Hong Kong.

You can read more information and updates on the coronavirus on the CDC’s website.