Wrangell Medical Center, 2021.
(Sage Smiley / KSTK)

A Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials reported Monday afternoon. The case is one of two known active cases in town. 

The city says the individual is asymptomatic and is now in isolation. Officials did not provide information about the status of contact tracing for the case. 

This new case brings Wrangell’s total reported cases of COVID-19 to 36 since the onset of the pandemic in March of last year. 

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.

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