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Borough approves shelter in place mandate


March 26, 2020

Photo courtesy of Hillary Dawn MacDonald

Adrianna, Blake, Synneva and Gage Lewis made signs for the windows of their house encouraging the community to stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The borough assembly unanimously passed public health mandate #1 at a special meeting on Wednesday that orders residents to shelter in place amid the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The mandate goes into effect at 11:59 P.M. on Thursday, March 26.

The health mandate comes three days after the assembly passed a public health alert at another special meeting on Sunday that urged the public to shelter in place. Following an outpour of community support for a mandate on Sunday, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman had the borough's attorney draft the appropriate docum...

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