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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Schools drop COVID testing requirement for traveling athletes


January 11, 2023

As part of its ongoing review and update of the schools’ mitigation plan, the Wrangell School District has dropped the COVID-19 testing requirement for athletes traveling for games.

The requirement was dropped at the start of the year. Schools Superintendent Bill Burr announced the decision at the December school board meeting, during review of the plan.

Though student-athletes no longer need to test before going out of town for games, the district still encourages it.

“We are still doing optional testing at all schools on a request basis,” Burr said. “We still highly encourage stud...

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