Assembly passes emergency mask, travel ordinances


In response to new COVID-19 cases in town, and with 85 reported cases in Petersburg in the past two weeks, the Wrangell Borough Assembly adopted three emergency ordinances by wide margins Tuesday night, including reinstating a community mask mandate.

The ordinances also require COVID-19 testing for interstate and intrastate travelers to Wrangell.

The community had two active cases as of Tuesday, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen told the assembly.

Petersburg had 65 active cases as of Tuesday evening.

The mandates drew strong opinions from members of the public who spoke during the meeting. Of...

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