Reading to restore City Hall, accept applications for events Berks Regional News

READING, P. | City officials have announced major steps toward a normal life.

“I am pleased to announce that the City Hall will reopen to the public from June 1,” said Mayor Eddie Moran. “However, we will open, very responsibly.”

The day before, the city said it would lift most of the restrictions on COVID-19 events on May 31, the same day as the state.

“Now that the governor’s new restrictions have been lifted, it is appropriate that we follow suit,” Moran said.

“I think it makes sense that we are in parallel with the decisions made by the governor,” said Marshal of the Reading Fire Service Jeremy Sirfos.

Moran says county data showing a reduction in the number of COVIDs is taken into account in the decision.

The city has also announced a new, more user-friendly way for people to request permits for special events as early as May 31, starting at this point.

“We are making great strides in making reading safe, fun and exciting again, I can assure you,” Moran said.

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