Setting up for airport COVID swabs


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

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 travelers to Alaska are mandated to either take a COVID-19 test shortly before arriving in Alaska, or submit to one upon landing. Otherwise, the travelers are required to quarantine themselves for two weeks.

Summer Burk, with SEARHC, explained that when a plane lands in Wrangell, travelers will be greeted by members of the Wrangell Police Department. The police will provide them with travel declarati...

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