Wrangell under face mask ordinance through April 30

The community is under a face mask order for all indoor public spaces until 11:59 p.m. April 30, though the borough assembly removed any penalties from the ordinance.

The April 8-16 outbreak of 16 COVID-19 cases in Wrangell prompted an emergency assembly meeting Saturday to consider the public health ordinance bringing back mandatory face masks for a couple of weeks.

Assembly members, however, voted near unanimously to eliminate any penalties for failure to wear a face mask. Mayor Steve Prysunka was the only objecting vote to the amendment.

Removing even the possibility of a fine or other pena...

 

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