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 Parks events are cancelled through April 30. Parks, trails and non-seasonal restrooms at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, the Berks County Heritage Center, as well as portable units at Antietam Lake Park and the Angora Fruit Farm, remain open.
- Nolde Forest events are cancelled through April 30. Trails remain open, facilities are closed.
- French Creek State Park events are cancelled through April 30. Park and trails remain open, facilities are closed.
- Blue Marsh Lake recreation areas are still open to public use. Visitor Center is closed, and events & programs are cancelled until further notice. The beach area is closed and large group use of the picnic areas is prohibited. This could change as guidelines are revised.
- Berks County Libraries are closed until April 6
- Wyomissing Public Library will be closed through April 4
- Hawk Mountain is closed through May 10, including trails, lookouts, and all buildings.
- Reading Public Museum is closed until further notice
- Santander Arena postponed events are marked here
- Snapology of Reading and Lancaster is closed - check out their Online Events
- Berks Nature / Nature Place will be closed until further notice. Trails are open
- Yocum Institute will be closed until March 30
- Reading Area Firefighters Museum is closed until further notice
- ArtFusion19464 is closed until further notice
- Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is closed until further notice
- Reading Royals Hockey 2019-2020 season is cancelled
- ArtsQuest & Banana Factory are closed through at least March 31
Morgantown Pet Expo is cancelled for 2020
All Montgomery County Park and Historic Sites are closed to the public until further notice
Skateaway Shillington closed for at least 2 weeks
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.
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.