Wrangell’s city hall and landfill are closed until at least Monday, city officials said today (Friday). That follows city staff’s potential exposure to COVID-19.
In a Friday statement, the city says “These closures are happening out of an abundance of caution to staff and the public. The city is following CDC, state and local COVID guidance.”
Today’s trash pickup will not be affected.
Wrangell borough officials reported yesterday that two residents who recently traveled and were experiencing flu-like symptoms tested positive for COVID-19. The city says the two unnamed residents are isolating. This brings the total active case count to at least seven in Wrangell.
City officials have asked anyone with cold-like symptoms to immediately get tested and to quarantine to prevent potential spread.
Testing is available daily at the airport during Alaska Airlines arrivals. Anyone with symptoms or other COVID questions can call the Wrangell Medical Center at 874-7000.
And people 12 and older wanting to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can sign up to receive a vaccine at covid19.searhc.org.