Wrangell passes new COVID-19 mandate after Dunleavy announcement

    Wrangell, Alaska (KINY) - As a result of the governor’s Emergency Alert “call to action” on Thursday, the Wrangell EOC requested an Emergency Meeting of the Assembly to consider mitigation efforts.

    The Assembly passed an Emergency Ordinance reaffirming Emergency Ordinances 976 and 980 declaring the COVID -19 emergency.

    The new ordinance institutes a mandate for face coverings indoors in places open to the public and enforcement of the mandate.

    It passed on a 5-2 vote. Assembly members Terry Courson and David Powell voted against the measure.

    The ordinance also encourages additional mitigation measures, such as bars reducing capacity and restaurants going to delivery.

    A fine of $25 could be levied on those who violate the mandate.

    The ordinance has a sunset clause in early December.


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