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Emergency declared amid COVID-19 fears


March 19, 2020

Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

Malena Marvin and Chelsea Tremblay posted this sign along the Haugen Drive right-of-way this week suggesting that arriving airline passengers self-quarantine upon their return to Petersburg to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Petersburg.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a declaration of disaster emergency at Monday's assembly meeting in response to the COVID-19 outbreak across the country and state. Additionally, the assembly approved an emergency ordinance that would allow the assembly to declare a quorum by calling into an assembly meeting instead of being present.

By declaring a disaster emergency, the borough is putting itself in position to better receive state and federal emergency funding should the borough require it in the coming weeks, according to Assembly Member Bob Lynn. The declaration is to remain in...

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