Schools will reopen August 30 with masks on

The Wrangell School District plans to start classes Aug. 30 with face masks required when staff and students are indoors — same as last year.

The district is working under its COVID-19 mitigation plan, released in June, and will adapt it as needed, said Bill Burr, who took over as schools superintendent July 1.

Burr said he has met with borough officials and the community’s health care provider, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, “to try to get a cohesive plan all together.”

Advance planning for how to respond as COVID case counts in the community change is important, “so that we...


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