Borough manager issues emergency proclamation


October 7, 2021

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht issued an emergency proclamation Friday recommending actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Petersburg.

The proclamation recommends masking and social distancing in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Additionally, it encourages organizations and businesses to reduce capacity and avoid large gatherings.

It recommends people to get vaccinated, saying they are safe, effective, and free, and get tested if they plan on traveling, are exposed to COVID-19, or are symptomatic.

The proclamation also says residents and visitors should fu...

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Reader Comments(1)

Susan Lichtenberger writes:

When are we going to accept the fact, like the flu, Covid is here to stay. How many times in the last 30 or so years have we gone on a trip or to work or school and come home with the flu? We didn't wear masks or social distance we stayed home treated the symptoms and waited for it to run it's course. Yes some got really sick others not so much. Our elected officials did not dictate masks or vaccines. They said stay home if your sick, wash your hands and have a bowl of chicken soup.


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