Editorial: Just lucky

2,132 Alaskans are reported infected with the Covid-19 virus along with 487 non-residents as of July 21. Petersburg has had zero active cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, July 17 according to Borough Incident Commander Karl Hagerman.

We count ourselves among the lucky simply because we live on this isolated island.

If we counted on elected officials for a long overdue permanent emergency ordinance, we'd be disappointed. The borough assembly by a vote of 4-3 decided to delay the final passage of a permanent civil emergency policy for the borough. Presently we operate on temporary provisions

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