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By Ron Loesch

Editorial: Mask use protects us all


November 19, 2020

Petersburg joined Wrangell and other Alaskan communities by imposing a mask mandate. As Covid-19 cases skyrocket across the state, Governor Dunleavy left it up to communities statewide to take action to reduce infections, due to his refusal to impose a mask mandate.

For Petersburg, with a limited health care infrastructure, it's important that virus spread be controlled because once community spread transmissions begin our hospital and health care providers could easily be overwhelmed.

More importantly, seriously ill or injured patients requiring transport to larger hospitals could easily b...

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