Senior Center temporarily stopping congregate meals, continuing necessary services


March 26, 2020

Caleb Vierkant Sentinel writer

The Wrangell Senior Center.

As many readers are aware, the COVID-19 virus is continuing to spread around the globe. A relative handful of cases have been confirmed in Alaska, but many people and organizations around the state are taking proactive steps to lessen their risk of contracting or spreading the virus. According to the CDC, the elderly are among high-risk groups of people when it comes to COVID-19. For this reason, the Wrangell Senior Center has temporarily closed its doors.

"We're not doing what they call congregate meals," said Tom Jenkins, senior center manager.

For the time being, the senior center will not...

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