Berks County Venue Closings

Updated March 26

Here's a list of venue closings and dates due to the COVID-19 virus. The re-opening date may be extended as state and federal policies change. Please check with any venue before visiting

 

Berks County State Parks are currently open (although all facilities are closed, and events are cancelled). Some SE Pennsylvania state parks in nearby counties will be completely closed for 14 days starting March 15, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

 

From Governor Wolf's March 16 press release:

Earlier today, the Wolf Administration strongly urged non-essential businesses across the state to close for at least 14 days to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Non-essential businesses include community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; bars; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls and except for pharmacy or other health care facilities within retail operations. 

All restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so, but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited. 

Essential services and sectors include but are not limited to food processing, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, feed mills, construction, trash collection, grocery and household goods (including convenience stores), home repair/hardware and auto repair, pharmacy and other medical facilities, biomedical and healthcare, post offices and shipping outlets, insurance, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics and pet stores, warehousing, storage, and distribution, public transportation, and hotel and commercial lodging.

 

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