A Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said Tuesday afternoon. They are the only known active case in town. 

The city says the individual had not recently traveled. They added that the new case is asymptomatic, in isolation, and that Public Health has completed the initial contact tracing interview. 

This new case brings Wrangell’s total reported cases of COVID-19 to 34, since the onset of the pandemic in March of last year. 

This new case has not affected public facilities operations or the schools. 

Free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available to the community every day at the airport during jet arrivals (around 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.). 

Wrangellites who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have other COVID-related questions can call SEARHC’s COVID-19 hotline at (907) 966-8799. 

Registration is open to all people in Wrangell over the age of 16 who want to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Sign up at COVID19.searhc.org. You’ll be emailed when an appointment slot is available.