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Weekly Program to Focus on what “Going Green” has meant for Berks County

From County of Berks / COVID-19 Leadership Team

Jul 08, 2020

Reading, PA — The Berks County Board of Commissioners will be discussing what the county’s move to the green phase on June 26 has looked like so far and what still needs to be done during the Commissioners weekly media event on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

The meeting can be accessed through the appropriate link at this page: and can be viewed live on BCTV, or streamed live at

The “Going Green” discussion will emphasize the changes in County government for the employees, the Courts and the public, as well as our local businesses and the community. The presentation will also give an update on where Berks County currently stands in case numbers since moving into the green phase. The Commissioners will also discuss 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.

The weekly update will also feature updates on some of the county’s current programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt will review 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 will provide an update on the Small Business Restart Grant program, which is currently accepting applications, and highlight Rental Assistance Programs.

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