By Chris Basinger
Petersburg Pilot 

Petersburg continues mask mandate to Jan. 3


December 16, 2021

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has voted to extend an emergency ordinance requiring masking in indoor public buildings. The Petersburg hospital reported 230 COVID-19 cases in November — infecting more than 7% of the community’s population.

An emergency face mask ordinance adopted Nov. 5 was set to expire Dec. 6. The assembly voted 6-1 on Dec. 6 to extend the masking requirement to Jan. 3.

The ordinance requires masking in public and communal spaces, other than private residences.

Phil Hofstetter, chief executive officer of the Petersburg Medical Center, presented to the assembly on Dec...

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