Borough continues voluntary travel testing requirement


October 7, 2021

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

A sign at the Wrangell airport shows the hours of Wrangell Medical Center where arriving travelers can get voluntary COVID-19 testing.

The borough is continuing its voluntary requirement that unvaccinated individuals arriving from out of state whether by plane or boat must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their departure for Wrangell or take a test on their arrival in town.

The requirement does not apply to Alaska residents.

The rules match the state of Alaska's travel requirements.

The borough assembly approved an extension of the travel requirements at a special meeting last Friday, the day after they had expired. There are no penalties under the ordinance for noncompliance; testing is volunta...

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