City reports new COVID case

The city announced a new COVID-19 case Monday afternoon.

“This individual is a local resident, is asymptomatic, and is now in isolation. There is no other information available at this time,” the city announcement said.

Of the 36 cases Wrangell has seen since the start of the pandemic, 25 have been locals, eight non-locals, two residents who were not in town at the time and one residency unknown.

The city continues to advise that people “keep close interactions to a very small group of people, ideally just within your household,” and staying six-feet away “from others outside your household at all times.”

A press release from the Wrangell School District reported that one of their staff members at the secondary schools tested positive for COVID-19. In response, Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School will move to distance learning starting Tuesday, March 23. Evergreen Elementary School is not affected at this time, the press release said. All students and others who have been in close contact with the staff member will be notified.

Mask up in public places, stay home if you feel sick, get tested for COVID-19 even if you have one symptom, or mild symptoms, and call the SEARHC COVID-19 hotline at 907-966-8799 or your health care provider.


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