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Petersburg Offers Free Transit & Opens Flu Clinic

Bon Secours in Petersburg
The City of Petersburg has opened a flu-clinic at Bon Secours. (Photo: Crixell Matthews/VPM News)

The City of Petersburg has updated some of its key functions and facilities to help residents during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Petersburg Area Transit is now free for riders. Some bus lines have been combined and are running on limited schedules. The city is asking riders to enter and exit through the back door to reduce contact with drivers and other passengers. The city says they will also be installing plexiglass partitions behind the drivers for protection.

Petersburg residents who are experiencing flu-like symptoms can now go to a designated flu clinic at Bon Secours. These are designed to evaluate and treat patients who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and shortness of breath. 

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, those who need help should call 804-765-6447.

More information on what the City of Petersburg is doing during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here.
 

 

 

Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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