Wrangell officials say they have found evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. That means there are cases of COVID in town that cannot be traced back to other known cases.

Three new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the community Thursday, bringing the total case count in Wrangell to five. 

Wrangell Public Schools posted on social media that one of the cases was identified in the elementary school. Classes will remain open on Friday. 

The new cases bring Wrangell’s total reported cases of COVID-19 to 42 since the onset of the pandemic more than a year ago. 

Wrangell officials are asking community members to mask up, social distance, and stay home if exhibiting symptoms. 

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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