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Wasilla public buildings fully reopen Monday

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 6:06 PM AKST
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WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Lindsey Sharp returns books to the Wasilla Public Library. The building remains closed and only offers drive-up services. The library will fully reopen Monday and Sharp can’t wait.

“So the families can get back together, the kids could have something to do,” Sharp said. “More learning time for the little ones because they don’t get to have as much. It’s good for homeschooling kids too.”

Mayor Glenda Ledford ordered the closure of several public buildings back on Nov. 13, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in her city. It’s now time to reopen them.

“You try to do what’s best for your citizens in this city,” Ledford said. “I make decisions with the City Council, with my directors, and whatever. We try to get the pulse of the community, and go from there.”

Ledford’s order allowed City Hall and the Museum and Visitor Center to remain open but for appointments only. The Police Department lobby is open as well, and operations are as normal.

The only building you could not use was the Menard Sports Center.

“People have been waiting for the Menard Center,” said Ledford. “Of course the ice is a big thing.”

People will be able to skate at the Menard Center when it opens its doors Monday, along with the rest of Wasilla’s public buildings.

Just a reminder, you must wear a face-covering when you enter a public building, and maintain a distance of 6-feet between others.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct that the police department lobby is not by appointment only.

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