Assembly discusses mask mandate in special meeting


November 12, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Packages of face masks, offered for sale at City Market. The city of Wrangell is moving forward with consideration of a mask mandate, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Thursday evening, Nov. 5. This was only a discussion meeting, to take in public opinion and decide whether or not a mask mandate would be worth considering in a formal meeting. This mandate was being considered at the behest of the local Emergency Operations Center, who requested the city look at the possibility.

The potential mandate, outlined in the meeting's agenda packet, would require all individuals to wear a mask or face veering while "indoors in public settings or communal spaces outside the home." This would include places like grocery stores,...

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