City reports new COVID-19 case

City officials reported a new COVID-19 case Monday afternoon, bringing to 18 the number of positive cases since April 8.

Of those, 16 are reported as having recovered, the city's 4:30 p.m. announcement said. "No additional information is known at this time," the city said of the latest case.

Most of the previous 17 cases this month were reported as community spread.

"Wrangell currently has a face-covering requirement in place through April 30 for certain indoor public and communal spaces," the city's statement said. "Please mask up to help stop the community spread of COVID."

With the reduction in cases since a spike of 16 reported infections between April 8 and 16, the city has loosening its restrictions on public facilities:

- The library is open regular hours with a 30-minute time limit per person. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

- The movie concession stand is expected to resume operations at the Nolan Center this weekend.

- Locker rooms are reopening at the community gym, and group activities will return "as the schedule and mitigation plans allow."


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