Wrangell drops face mask policy for fully vaccinated

Following new federal guidelines, the Wrangell borough has decided that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear face masks in borough facilities, programs and activities.

Individual businesses can set their own policy.

The borough issued the change in guidelines on May 18. As of last week, almost 60% of Wrangell residents age 16 and older had received at least one dose of a vaccine.

“It’s the honor system,” Mayor Steve Prysunka said last Friday of the mask-free policy that applies only to vaccinated individuals.

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