Reading, PA – The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) Friday announced that it sent a letter to Berks lawmakers requesting they organize a bipartisan delegation hearing as soon as possible. The purpose of this hearing is to review current anti-COVID-19 health and safety practices being employed by Berks County businesses as well as to study the eﬀectiveness of those practices at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
GRCA is hopeful that the Berks delegation will lead the way for advocating for the revision of the Gov. Wolf’s restrictions on further business re-openings should the collection and analysis of comprehensive workplace data in fact demonstrate that adherence to strict anti-virus protocols helps reduce the spread of the virus.
“At this critical time for Berks businesses, we ask our state legislators to hear and learn from our currently active business owners as to what they are doing in their individual workplaces to stop the spread. And from that ‘real world’ input, hopefully they can then work quickly with the Governor and Secretary of Health to help forge a new workplace safety model that will allow thousands of more businesses to open up across the Commonwealth,” said GRCA’s President and CEO Jim Gerlach.
The letter was sent to recipients earlier this week and several lawmakers have already committed to organizing and participating in the delegation hearing. GRCA stands ready to assist these lawmakers as they navigate this undertaking.
Read the letter here: GRCA Safe Reopening Hearing Request