Wrangell officials announced one new case of COVID-19 Friday evening, bringing the total active case count in the community to 16. Twelve of those cases have been identified in the last week. 

Movies at the Nolan Center have been postponed, and other city facilities are operating at reduced capacity. 

Officials are requesting that Wrangellites 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 55. 

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.org. You’ll be emailed when an appointment slot is available. 

Get in touch with KSTK at news@kstk.org or (907) 874-2345.