Emergency declared amid COVID-19 fears

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 eff...


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