Press release: City announces response to governor's emergency alert


November 12, 2020

Late this morning Governor Dunleavy issued a statewide Emergency Alert imploring Alaskans to take a number of different actions related to COVID-19 mitigation to help stop the surge in cases and reduce stress on healthcare capacity. Those actions include:

· Working remotely if possible

· Pre-order supplies, goods and food for pick-up or carry-out

· Stay six (6) feet apart at all times from non-household members

· Wear a mask at all times in public if six feet of separation is not possible

· Consider celebrating Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings differently.

In response to the Governor’s alert, effective at 2:00p.m. today (November 12, 2020), all City & Borough of Wrangell facilities and offices will be closed to the public. Borough staff remain working and are available to assist with any needs. The Public Safety Building remains open only for access to Police Dispatch. The Solid Waste Transfer Station (Dump) remains open for trash disposal. The closure will remain in place until December 7, 2020, at which time it will be reevaluated.

The public should feel free to contact Borough staff by phone at the following numbers:

City Hall 874-2381

Library 874-3535

Wrangell Municipal Light & Power 874-3602

Public Works Shop 874-3904

Nolan Center 874-3770

Solid Waste (Landfill) 874-2595

Parks & Recreation 874-2444

Harbor 874-3736

Fire 874-3223

Police 874-3304

Capital Facilities 874-3902

The Assembly is holding an Emergency meeting at 4:00p.m. today to discuss the possibility of community measures in response to the Governor’s Alert. Please visit the Borough’s webpage at for meeting information.

The City & Borough of Wrangell understands these closures will impact traditional and valued community events and gatherings. Though disappointing, the health of our community comes first.

As Wrangell always does, we will come together as a community to get through this. Please reach out to those who you know may need extra support to offer assistance. Be safe Wrangell.

## Contact: Wrangell Borough Clerk, 907.874.2381,


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