Spaced-out desks in Wrangell High School, 2021.
(Sage Smiley / KSTK)

Wrangell’s middle and high schools are switching to remote learning Tuesday (March 23) after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

Superintendent Debbe Lancaster informed parents in a letter Monday that Wrangell’s most recent case of COVID was a staff member that worked at both Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School. 

Lancaster did not set a date for when students might return to classrooms. 

Wrangell city officials say the individual is asymptomatic and in isolation. 

Superintendent Lancaster’s letter indicates contact tracing for the case is ongoing. She added that students and parents who may have been close contacts will be notified by district staff, as well as state Public Health contact tracers. 

Evergreen Elementary School will continue in-person learning.

This is the second time the secondary schools have had to move to remote learning. In February, all three schools moved to remote learning for just over a week after someone associated with the secondary schools tested positive.

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