An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Wrangell, city officials reported Wednesday afternoon. The case is one of three known active cases in town. 

The city says the case is travel-related, and added the individual is asymptomatic and is now in isolation. 

City officials reported they do not know the residency of the new COVID-positive individual, and 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 37 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 You’ll be emailed when an appointment slot is available. 

Get in touch with KSTK at or (907) 874-2345.