Wrangell’s borough assembly will consider reinstating a mask mandate due to what they’re calling “significant community spread.”

That’s following three new cases of COVID-19 announced Thursday evening. Officials say all are local residents, and are considered community spread. The current number of known active cases in Wrangell is 15. 

The city says all three individuals are in isolation after being notified of their test results. 

City facilities are operating at limited capacity with increased mitigation measures.

Officials are pleading with Wrangellites to take precautionary measures to slow this outbreak — mask up, keep social circles small, and avoid going into public spaces unless necessary. 

This brings Wrangell’s total number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 54. 

Wrangell’s assembly will meet via videoconference at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss a face covering ordinance. 

Free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available to the community every day at the airport during jet arrivals (around 11 a.m. and 4 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.o. You’ll be emailed when an appointment slot is available.

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