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>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Masks must be worn starting today inside all city-owned buildings in Reading. Berks Heim is not requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but spokeswoman Stephanie Weaver says they are educating them about the shots. The failure of a pipe at the Western Berks Water Authority water treatment plant has them reminding customers to not use much water. 

>>Masks Required In Reading City-Owned, Berks County Buildings

(Reading, PA) -- Masks must be worn starting today inside all city-owned buildings in Reading. Mayor Eddie Moran says they are following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All visitors and employees will also need to wear a mask inside all Berks County-owned buildings. 

>>Berks Heim Not Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines For Employees

(Reading, PA) -- Berks Heim is not requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but spokeswoman Stephanie Weaver says they are educating them about the shots. The Berks County-operated nursing home has 66-percent of its staff fully vaccinated. State health officials have a goal of having nursing homes with 80-percent of staff fully vaccinated by the start of October.

>>Western Berks Water Authority Reminding People To Conserve Water

(Reading, PA) -- The failure of a pipe at the Western Berks Water Authority water treatment plant has them reminding customers to not use much water. The failure of the pipe caused flooding at the plant, which resulted in problems with some equipment. People are being asked to conserve water because the Reading Area Water Authority is now serving the customers of both until sometime this week.

>>Fire Damages Fleetwood Home

(Fleetwood, PA) -- A family of four is out of their home after it caught fire in Fleetwood early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the 300-block of North Franklin Street around 1 a.m. and needed to rescue one of the victims. The Red Cross is helping the two adults and two children. No cause has yet been determined.

>>Reading Weighing Plastic Bag Ban

(Reading, PA) -- A plastic bag ban could be in the works for Reading. Mayor Eddie Moran supports the proposal, but the administration wants to be sure it doesn't burden business owners and cuts down on pollution. The Environmental Advisory Council was asked to look into it as the state's moratorium on banning the bags has expired.  


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