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Assembly cancels nonessential meetings, declares emergency in special meeting

 

March 19, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Bagged lunches set on a table outside of Zak's Cafe, available for kids who are out of school for an extended spring break.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, March 17. In response to the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which recently reached Alaska, the assembly decided to meet to determine how best to handle the situation, and mitigate chances of the virus spreading locally. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wrangell as of March 17, but the assembly felt it was important to be proactive.

As part of an effort to encourage social distancing, the assembly passed a resolution to temporarily cancel all nonessential meetings of

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