For Immediate Release
Reading, PA -- The Commissioners of the County of Berks have directed, through the Berks County Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Communications Center, that the County begin screening requests for emergency medical service response (EMS) for Ebola Virus Disease related risks. This screening will consist of two very brief questions that callers will be asked to assess risk for this potentially infectious illness. This process dovetails with the County's long-standing policy of screening EMS calls for the risk of potentially infectious respiratory illnesses.
Welcome to the County of Berks
Kevin S. Barnhardt, Commissioner
Christian Y. Leinbach, Commissioner
Mark C. Scott, Esq., Commissioner


Mission Statement: It is the mission of Berks County government and all County employees to administer and deliver services to the citizens of the County in the most effective, efficient, and professional manner possible within the constraints of the financial resources available.

Likewise, it is the responsibility of the Commissioners to plan for the future while giving careful attention to changing needs, the conservation of our natural resources, and the implementation of measures that will help to assure orderly development. In turn, this will enhance the economic opportunity and the quality of life that will be enjoyed by the citizens of Berks County. 



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County of Berks
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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