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Opinions shared on potential mask mandate

 

November 12, 2020

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The Reopen Wrangell Taskforce last May printed out "Pawse" posters for shops to hang in their windows. The posters lay out guidelines the public should follow when out shopping: Wear a face mask, socially distance, and make use of hand washing or sanitizer stations. Pictured here is Chris Buness dropping off a poster at the Wrangell Sentinel.

During a special borough assembly meeting last Thursday, community members shared their thoughts on a potential mask mandate the city was considering. The mandate would require all individuals, with some exceptions, to wear a mask or face covering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This mandate, and Wrangell's response to it in general, has been a controversial topic in the community. Over 20 people called into the meeting, and the city also received several letters.

The majority of the people who called into last week's assembly meeting were in favor of a mask mandate. Common talking po...



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