The City of Wrangell is offering CARES Act grant funding to local businesses and non profits. Go to for an application and if you have any questions you can email

There have been a lot of questions about traveling into Wrangell from out of state. If you travel into Alaska you have 3 options. The preferred option is to get a COVID test within 72 hours of boarding your flight into Alaska. Bring documentation of your negative COVID test with you. Then get a second test once you’re in Alaska and minimize contact with others until that second test confirms that you are negative for COVID-19. The second option is you can get a nasal swab test at the Wrangell airport when you arrive. You then quarantine until you receive your first test result. If it is negative, you take a second test and minimize contact with others until the second test comes back negative. Or the third option is don’t take a test and instead quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine means staying home with no outside contact. Minimizing contact means you can go out for essentials but do your best to contact as few people as possible. More information can be found at

SEARHC free testing continues weekends at the clinic. The hours have changed. Testing is now 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays. SEARHC free testing is going on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Heritage Harbor (not all of the harbors) from 10:15 am to noon.

The Alaska Department of Social Services is requesting residents shrink their social bubbles. The virus is spreading through the state and reducing the number of people you contact, reduces the spread.