A Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials announced Thursday evening. The case is one of three known active cases in town. 

The city says the individual is a close contact of one of the other active cases in town, and that the individual has been in isolation since being named a close contact. 

This new case brings Wrangell’s total reported cases of COVID-19 to 40 since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago. 

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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