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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

August 12 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts with the EOC reminded everyone that new travel protocols took effect August 11. According to these new guidelines, all non-resident... 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...

 

Death Notice

Darrel Gross passed away July 30 of cancer in Wrangell at SEARHC Medical Center. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Progress made on new hospital

Progress has been made on the new Wrangell Medical Center, according to a press release from SEARHC. Thanks to increases in crew sizes, and new trades coming onto the project, the project has gained...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

All COVID cases in Wrangell considered recovered

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced on Tuesday morning, July 7, that all eight COVID-19 cases reported in Wrangell are now considered recovered. Two cases were from local Wrangell residents,...

 

SEARHC announces asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will introduce weekly community COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients across the region in July. Asymptomatic testing will be available...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Eight total COVID cases in Wrangell

The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The fourth case was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Resignation, budget amendments, other projects covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, June 23. While the adoption of the FY 2021 budget was the primary topic of discussion, and is covered in another article, there were several other...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Wrangell Emergency Operations Center seeks increased testing

Members of Wrangell's Unified Command reconvened on June 17, through teleconference to consolidate the community COVID-19 response.  Talks were largely focused on recent efforts by the Emergency...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case has been dec...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell

On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an unnamed...

 

$60,000 MOU approved for cannery worker COVID-19 tests

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide COVID-19 testing...

 

Setting up for airport COVID swabs

Prior to state mandate 10.1 taking effect, members of SEARHC set up their tent outside of the Wrangell airport to prepare for incoming travelers on June 5. Under new state guidelines, out of state tra...

 

Leaders review commercial COVID testing, CBW resources

On Wednesday, May 27, members of the Wrangell Unified Command met via videoconference to consolidate pandemic information and response from respective local organizations. Wrangell Medical Center...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Hospital construction continues with COVID protections in place

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is continuing, despite some impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an update supplied by Sondra Forrester, with SEARHC, the project has suffered from...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Command talks COVID-19 isolation plans, testing, community resources

Wrangell's Unified Command participated in their weekly conference call on Wednesday, May 6, to provide organizational updates on COVID-19 developments and changes in respective protocols. The City...

 

SEARHC hospital staff receive COVID-19 tests

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently administered COVID-19 tests on all staff at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC). Both hospitals...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

SEARHC begins releasing local test numbers

At the beginning of April the Wrangell Sentinel reported on Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's organization-wide COVID-19 testing numbers, across all of their medical centers and clinics...

 

Medical director updates assembly and community COVID-19 team addresses mandate

On Wednesday, April 15, representatives from the City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), the Alaska Division of Public Health, the Alaska Island Community Services (AICS)...

 

Wrangell receives rapid testing equipment

Late last week, the Wrangell Medical Center received an Abbott rapid test machine. This piece of equipment will allow for same-day, in-house testing for COVID-19, according to an April 8 press...

 

SEARHC introduces COVID-19 Rapid Testing

On Tuesday, April 7, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Incident Command System (ICS) announced the pending arrival of several COVID-19 rapid test machines from the medical...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Hospital continuing preparations for any COVID-19 outbreak

As of April 6, there have been 293 COVID-19 tests conducted across the entire Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Clinics across Southeast Alaska are putting together "surge plans" to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrangell's local government, has been doing a very good job of communicating with them during the ongoing COVID-19...

 

COVID-19 stakeholders discuss mandates, surge plans, virtual care

On Wed., March 25, Wrangell COVID-19 responders participated in their weekly joint meeting to discuss the latest actions made in preparation for the coronavirus reaching the island. City and Borough...

 

Editorial: Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell’s health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain times before us, it’s important to remember that they need us as much as we need them. Every citizen has a part to play in flattening the curve so... Full story

 

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