Rashah McChesney, KTOO - Juneau
The City and Borough of Juneau has opted out of reopening public facilities for now, and many business owners in Juneau say that while the COVID-19 closures have devastated their businesses, they’re not rushing to open their doors, either.
Onlookers estimated the fire spread to about 15 acres as officials and volunteers tried to contain it.
After 41 straight days of climbing COVID-19 infection numbers, the state of Alaska reported no new confirmed cases of the virus on Friday.
Officials reported no new deaths or hospitalizations. And so far, 9,655 tests have been done for the virus in the state.
The two new confirmed cases bring the total number of Covid-positive staff members at Juneau's jail to 6, but officials say that no inmates have tested positive.
Eleven more Alaskans were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. The newly diagnosed Alaskans are nine people from Anchorage, and one each from the Matanuska Susitna Borough and Prince of Wales island.
State officials put out a list on Tuesday that clarifies which procedures are classified as “elective” and guidance on how long they could be delayed, ranging from weeks to months. Abortion is on that list.
Two more Alaskans have died of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to five. That’s according to the latest figures from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In a prepared statement, the organization that runs...
The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 grew to 157 by Friday, no new deaths were reported.
A rural Alaska air carrier has agreed to step in and fly into North Slope communities that RavnAir said today it will no longer be able to serve.
The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 had grown to 147, up from 143 cases a day earlier.
State officials pleaded with Alaskans on Thursday to stay home to avoid overrunning the health care system, but they did not go as far as ordering residents to shelter in place.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in five communities, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said Saturday.
Even though hundreds of thousands of Alaska schoolchildren have been sent home until May, the state put out a memo on Tuesday recommending that child care facilities stay open “if they can safely do so.”
The airman is one of the state’s nine confirmed cases of the virus.
Alaska shippers, store owners say ‘panic-buying’ isn’t necessary, but long lines and empty shelves persist
But store owners statewide say that while the coronavirus-induced panic-buying is straining their supplies, they’re confident nothing is going to disrupt their shipments. Overbuying is unnecessary, but not everybody is listening.
After an emergency meeting on Thursday the Alaska Folk Festival’s Board of Directors has cancelled the event.
Sayéik Gastineau Community School will be closed Friday, Mar. 13. School officials were notified on Thursday that a student was tested for “multiple viruses.” They are still waiting for the results.
Eagle River Republican Anna MacKinnon left the state Legislature in 2018, and now works as an assistant to the revenue commissioner.