Controversial quarantine ordinance killed by assembly
June 11, 2020
The Wrangell Borough Assembly considered adopting a new emergency ordinance last week, mandating that out of state visitors to Wrangell take a COVID-19 test or quarantine themselves. However, this ordinance proved to be controversial with the public and, with recent updates to state health mandates, unnecessary. The item was dropped by the assembly, after two meetings and lots of public input.
Ordinance No. 978 was put together in the first place because the state government was preparing to revise travel guidelines for out of state travelers. At the time, according to Mayor Steve Prysunka...