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Lease signed for COVID isolation site


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Work on establishing an alternative isolation site for COVID-19 patients reached an important milestone last week. During the June 9 assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen announced that a lease had been signed to use the old Sourdough Lodge to potentially house COVID-19 patients. The original plan was to use one of Trident Seafood's bunkhouses, but Von Bargen said that using the lodge would be a better deal.

"The terms of that are $5,000 a month while there's nobody in there," she said. "Once people go in, whether it's one or whether it's ten in the facility, the rental cost goe...

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