Wrangell’s EOC was notified today on another positive COVID case. This individual is a Wrangell resident and a close contact of a previously reported case. This person is mildly symptomatic and in isolation. This brings Wrangell’s total known positive cases to 16.

Everyone is asked to practice basic mitigation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you feel any flu-like or cold-like symptoms, isolate yourself and contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to get tested. If you are unvaccinated, avoid gatherings, stay at least 6 feet away from people not in your household and wear a face cover when you are around people outside your household. Get free asymptomatic testing at the airport when the jet is on the ground and test regularly. If you are vaccinated, consider wearing a mask when indoors outside your home and get free asymptomatic testing at the airport and test regularly. Everyone should be washing hands often and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and objects.

On Wednesday, August 18th the City and Borough of Wrangell announced that the current COVID outbreak has impacted operations in several City departments. In an effort to more proactively protect staff and to keep services open and working, face coverings are required in all City facilities for two weeks beginning August 19, 2021

COVID testing is free in Wrangell. If you have no symptoms, you can get free asymptomatic testing at Alaska Airlines when the jet is on the ground. If you do have symptoms, get a test at the SEARHC Medical Center. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you owe anything beyond what your insurance covers, SEARHC will waive or cover the remaining cost so there is no cost to you.