Assembly rejects mask mandate, opts for public education


August 26, 2021

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...

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