City extends declaration to protect any relief funding

To ensure the city qualifies for federal and state disaster relief funding, the borough assembly has voted to extend Wrangell's emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the same meeting Tuesday night, the assembly voted to update Wrangell's COVID-19 testing measures for interstate and intrastate travelers on the advice of the local emergency operations center.

The city first issued an emergency declaration on March 17, 2020. That ordinance, which has been periodically extended through the year as the pandemic has stretched on, expired at the end of March.

The extended declaration gr...

 

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