Wrangell’s assembly chambers.
(Sage Smiley / KSTK)

Wrangell officials say a declining COVID-19 case count has led the assembly to delay consideration of a city-wide mask mandate. 

The Wrangell Assembly was due to meet this evening (November 18) to consider reinstating a mask rule for indoors and public spaces. 

But Mayor Steve Prysunka told KSTK that since Wrangell’s COVID case count dropped to 29 the day before, the assembly decided not to consider a mask mandate at this time. 

Earlier this week, the community had more than 40 active cases.

Wrangell’s EOC — which manages the community’s pandemic response — was consulted in the decision, Prysunka said.

Wrangell’s assembly isn’t scheduled to meet again until December 14.

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