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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

SEARHC urges registration as more vaccine on the way

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is encouraging the public to register for their COVID-19 vaccination shot, as the latest allotment of doses has arrived and more will be on the way. SEA...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

New COVID case found in airport test

A Wrangell resident arriving at the airport has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation in town, the city announced today. The state reported the positive case in its statewide numbers on Monday, and Wrangell’s Unified Command was... Full story

 

Year in review

July July 2: With recent national attention on racial bias and police brutality, the community met via web conference June 29 for an evening town hall meeting to discuss policing practices in...

 

SEARHC offers CNA training program in Wrangell

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host a training program for certified nursing assistants in Wrangell, starting next week. While the program has existed in Wrangell in the past, it...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Year in review

January Jan. 2: Along with the lights, trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a common sight during the holiday season. Lt. Jon Tollerud, Wrangell's new corps officer,...

 

Hospital construction in final stages

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, ongoing since a groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2019, is nearing completion. According to a Dec. 22 press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional...

 

Moderna vaccines arrive within SEARHC care network

On December 22, the first allocations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination arrived in the communities of Wrangell, Klawock, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, and Angoon. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health...

 

Wrangell receives first batch of COVID vaccines

There were no sled dogs, and Nome is far away from Wrangell, but last week's delivery of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines was still very Alaskan. Wrangell received its first batch of vaccines for the virus We...

 

Happy holidays at SEARHC

SEARHC staff dressed up for the holiday season (L-R, from the top left): Vince Balansag, Jason Haslip, Jennifer Mangaser, and Cathy Gunther....

 

25th COVID case announced

Monday evening, Nov. 30, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced the community's 25th confirmed case of COVID-19. According to their press release, the case is a Wrangell resident. They are...

 

3 pounds of cigarette butts cleaned up for Great American Smokeout last week

Last Thursday, Nov. 19, Wrangell secondary school students with the BASE student group participated in the Great American Smokeout by going around town cleaning up cigarette butts. In less than an...

 

25th COVID case announced

Monday evening, Nov. 30, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced the community’s 25th confirmed case of COVID-19. According to their press release, the case is a Wrangell resident. They are reportedly asymptomatic and are in isolation. The... Full story

 

SEARHC rolling back free asymptomatic tests

In a Nov. 17 press release, the Southeast Alaska Health Consortium announced that they would soon be discontinuing their free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program. This program has offered free...

 

Court report

Aug. 31: Victor James Stead was arraigned on two charges of sexual assault, assault 2, assault 3, and burglary. He entered a not guilty plea. An omnibus hearing was scheduled for Oct. 6. A calendar call was scheduled for Dec. 14. A trial was...

 

Hospital construction nearly complete

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center is nearly done, according to a press release from the SouthEast Alaska Health Consortium. They are about 85 percent complete with the project, the...

 

Prysunkas provide COVID-19 update

The Prysunka family, Dr. Lynn and Mayor Steve, met with KSTK and Wrangell Sentinel reporters on the afternoon of Oct. 20 to talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wrangell has seen a total of 20...

 

Flu shot clinic

The Southeast Alaska Health Consortium hosted a flu shot clinic last Saturday afternoon outside of Evergreen Elementary school. People were invited to walk or drive up and receive a free flu shot....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

New hospital nearing completion

The new Wrangell Medical Center is nearing completion, according to a press release from SEARHC. Several crews are on-site working on siding, concrete, drywall, and other aspects of the construction...

 

Gatherings, flu vaccinations discussed by Wrangell Unified Command

The local Unified Command continues to meet weekly to consolidate the local COVID-19 response. During the meeting on Wednesday, September 16, local representatives expressed concerns for gatherings,...

 

New COVID case announced last Monday

Around 7 p.m. Monday evening, Sept. 14, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced that the community's 20th case of COVID-19 was confirmed. The latest case was identified in a routine testing program...

 

Three active COVID-19 cases in Wrangell, 18 total

The community of Wrangell currently has three active cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday, Sept. 1. The three most recent cases were discovered through routine employee testing programs, according to...

 

Court report

June 16: Corey Henderson was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence. He was released on his own recognizance. His request for a court-appointed lawyer was granted. A calendar call was scheduled for Sept. 15. Gary Hamley was arraigned on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

New COVID case announced, 16 total

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced that a new case of COVID-19 was confirmed this evening, Aug. 21. The announcement came in a press release from the city at 5:10 p.m. The new case, No. 16 in the community’s total case count, was... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020

New hospital aiming for December move-in date

The Wrangell Medical Center construction project remains on budget, according to an update from SEARHC. Rainy weather this summer has been a challenge, according to the update, but progress is still...

 

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