Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Kavitha George is the host of Alaska Morning News at Alaska Public Media. She also reports on business, labor and the economy. Reach her at kgeorge@alaskapublic.org.

Anchorage mayor to require masks in indoor, public spaces starting Monday

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced a new face mask order Friday for Anchorage that will apply to public spaces like restaurants, stores and public transit.
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

Anchorage Assembly passes COVID relief package for small businesses, nonprofits and housing

The Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed a 21.5 million dollar COVID-19 relief package at a meeting Tuesday evening. The package provides a second round of funding for the small business and nonprofit relief program and the rental and mortgage assistance program.

People entering Alaska by land and sea must follow the state’s travel policy. Here are the rules.

Travelers taking a car or boat into Alaska will have similar rules to those taking a flight, though ferry travel has stricter requirements.