Assembly cancels mask ordinance meeting, though community set new COVID record


November 24, 2021

The borough assembly last Thursday canceled a special meeting called to consider a face mask ordinance, citing a decline in active COVID-19 cases in the community.

The decision to cancel the meeting came a day after Wrangell set a record for new COVID-19 infections in a month.

The meeting, which was to be held virtually, would have reenacted the requirement of face coverings in certain indoor settings. The draft ordinance also included a $25 penalty in municipal code for non-compliance — which the borough has never used — and strongly urged other mitigation actions to protect the public...

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