Fines cut from ordinance following public outcry


November 18, 2021

The Borough Assembly passed Ordinance #2021-20 during Wednesday's meeting which amended the previous emergency masking ordinance brought about by the increase of COVID-19 cases in Petersburg.

The language of the new ordinance was heavily changed during its discussion so that it would not require businesses to deny admittance to offenders of the ordinance and would not introduce a fine structure for violators.

The new ordinance only added a requirement for masking in communal spaces such as exercise rooms, community events, and meetings of private groups where members from multiple households a...

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