Assembly rejects mask mandate, opts for public education

The borough assembly decided not to reinstate a local mask mandate at their Tuesday meeting. Rather, they asked borough staff to pursue a public education campaign strongly recommending that people wear face masks and take other safety precautions during the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

The assembly vote was 6-1.

The meeting was held via Zoom, a reversal from the assembly’s short-lived return to in-person meetings. City Hall has been closed since last week due to staff exposure to COVID.

Dorianne Sprehe, with the Wrangell Emergency Operations Center, reported to the assembly that the commu...


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