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Wrangell takes precautionary steps for coronavirus


March 19, 2020

Caleb Vierkant

A sign hanging on the emergency room door of the Wrangell Medical Center. The hospital is working to limit traffic to help prevent a coronavirus outbreak locally.

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, many communities across the nation are doing their best to be prepared. This is also true in Alaska. There are only a few confirmed cases of the virus in Anchorage and Fairbanks as of March 17. All across the state, however, communities are taking precautionary measures to keep the virus from spreading further. In Wrangell, many events and facilities have been postponed for the sake of caution.

"As a preventative measure to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 the City & Borough of Wrangell is canceling group act...

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