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Hospital construction continues with COVID protections in place


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Construction of Wrangell's new medical center is ongoing. Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff said the project remains on schedule.

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 some small delays due to state and local travel mandates. Dawson Construction and SEARHC have worked with the city government to implement a "Coronavirus Site Response Plan" to help address community concerns. The plan was approved on April 3, and work crews began traveling back to Wrangell on April 10.

Scott Eastwood, superintendent with Dawson Construction, went into some more detail of what...

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