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Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand 'Stay at Home' Order to Nine More Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19. Berks County is included in this order which takes effect at 8:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2020, and will continue until April 30, 2020. For more information on the order, please visit: https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DES/Pages/COVID-19-Berks-Stay-at-Home.aspx

On Monday, March 16th, the City of Reading issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The declaration provides the City increased flexibility to expeditiously and efficiently conduct business and operate as close to regular as possible. Currently all City facilities, including City Hall, are closed to the general public. However, you can still communicate with us through phone, email or online. For general questions, please contact the Citizen's Service Center at 1-877-727-3234.

Forms, applications, and information regarding City of Reading services can be obtained on this page.

ATTENTION: People who travel from the NYC area have a higher chance of getting COVID-19. Keep your friends and family safe. Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms at www.berksdes.com.

For the latest information on COVID-19, including all emergency planning, contact the Berks County COVID-19 Help Center via:

The Berks County COVID-19 Help Center will operate 7 days a week, from 8am to 7pm.

For questions on social services or needs, please dial 2-1-1.

For information and resources in Spanish, click on: Spanish language information and resources.

For additional information, visit the Berks County Department of Emergency Services website at: www.BerksDES.com

Information for businesses impacted by COVID-19, visit the PA Department of Community and Economic Development at:
https://dced.pa.gov/resources/

https://dced.pa.gov/frequently-asked-questions-for-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19/

The PA Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan is now available for Pennsylvania businesses and non-profits.

Businesses may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mail at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 21, 2020.

The PA Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan is now available for Pennsylvania small businesses - including nonprofits, veterans organizations, Tribal business concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors - with 500 or fewer employees

Businesses may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or clicking on the following links:

PPP -- Overview
https://colemanreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PPP-Overview-033120.pdf

PPP Lender Information Fact Sheet
https://colemanreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PPP-Lender-Information-Fact-Sheet-033120.pdf

Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application (v1)
https://colemanreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Borrower-Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-v1-033120.pdf

PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet
https://colemanreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PPP-Borrower-Information-Fact-Sheet-033120.pdf

The deadline to return Paycheck Protection Program loan applications is June 30, 2020

The Berks County Community Foundation has a grant opportunity for non-profit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here: COVID-19 Nonprofit Continuity Grant.

On the City's website you will find links to our City departments and services. These links provide specific information regarding the City's response to the COVID-19

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

"We are each other's neighbors."
Mayor Eddie Moran

 

Mayor Moran - Letter To All City Of Reading

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