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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Coronavirus Information

CDC CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

BERKS COUNTY IS NOW UNDER A STAY AT HOME ORDER - Details regarding this order, what it means and what you can and cannot due during this time can be found on the Governor’s Covid-19 Information Site.


Get up to date information from the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

PA Department of Health Coronavirus information page

CDC Coronavirus information page


Township Building Closed to the Public - Muhlenberg Township’s priority is to slow the spread of this illness, and ensure that the health and wellness of employees and residents is protected. The Township Administration Building will be closed.




- If you have symptoms, have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, or have traveled outside the country within the last 30-days, the Township is asking that you avoid entering Township facilities to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Many issues can be resolved without an in-person visit to the Township Administration Building. If you have an issue and are uncertain if it necessitates an in-person visit to the Township Building, please call 610-929-4727 for assistance.

Precautions Being Taken with Employees
Township employees are being directed to stay home if ill, and to follow personal hygiene procedures in accordance with CDC guidelines. Township facilities will be professionally disinfected and are equipped with sanitizing materials for ongoing employee use.

Township Cancelling Planned Large Gatherings
To mitigate the spread of this virus, it is important to implement social distancing.
Individuals who have rented Township-owned facilities and have questions or concerns related to last minute cancellations should contact customer service at 610-929-4727.

The Township recognize the need to maintain flexibility with its response, and will be closely monitoring the spread of the virus and will make adjustments accordingly. 

From the CDC Website:

Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness.  Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.

RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more localized Coronavirus information, visit the PA Dept. of Health Website

The latest information on the Coronavirus in the U.S. and worldwide can be found on the CDC website

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