Tag: cancellations

Photo: National Park Service

Denali climbing permits suspended for 2020 season

In a statement Friday, Denali National Park and Preserve announced it is suspending the issuance of climbing permits for ascents of Denali and Mt. Foraker for the 2020 mountaineering season.

Alyeska Resort closes mountain operations, Hilltop closes lodge

A day after saying on social media that it would keep ski runs open, Alyeska Resort announced that it would be closing its mountain operations for the remainder of the winter season.
Sled teams on a wide snowy area

Kobuk 440, last major race of mushing season, canceled due to coronavirus

As the leading Iditarod mushers approach the finish line in Nome, a different sled dog race has been crippled by the coronavirus.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a COVID-19 press conference in Anchorage in March.

Anchorage suspends restaurant dining, bar service

Mayor Berkowitz has banned dine-in service for food and drink at restaurants, bars and breweries. The order also closes gyms, bingo halls and theaters, and it bans gatherings of more than 50 people.

State asks Alaska healthcare providers to postpone non-urgent procedures

"Given Alaska’s distances and limited health care capacity, it is especially important to open acute health care beds for anticipated COVID-19 care," the state health department said.

Alaska state basketball tournament canceled due to coronavirus concerns

In a statement, the ASAA says “MarchMadness Alaska is possibly the largest statewide gathering each year and ASAA would not be acting responsibly if we were to host this year’s event.”

State restricts visitors to Alaska nursing homes

The State of Alaska is restricting visitors to long-term care facilities and nursing homes, to shield residents from exposure to the coronavirus.
The seal of the state of alaska as seen from below

Alaska Court System suspends new trials in Anchorage, Palmer, Kenai

Jury trials in Anchorage, Palmer and Kenai next week have been suspended to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Alaska Court System said Friday.

Coronavirus forces closure of Anchorage libraries, other civic buildings

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has ordered the closure of all municipal libraries and civic, cultural and recreational facilities until March 31 "in order to protect and preserve public health and safety," the city said in a release on Friday.

Alaska Capitol will close to the public

Lawmakers voted today to close the State Capitol to the public to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Iditapod update: Worry over coronavirus cancels events. Meantime, Royer first to Yukon

This is a brief report from our morning radio coverage at Alaska Public Media. We call it a radio module, it’s only five minutes, and it'll sound a little different. But as we’re working on a full episode of the Iditapod for Friday, which will include talking to Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach about coronavirus concerns, we figured this is the fastest way to bring you some important news since we last left off.

Alaska Folk Festival canceled for first time in 46-year history

After an emergency meeting on Thursday the Alaska Folk Festival’s Board of Directors has cancelled the event.

Anchorage schools to remain closed for one week after spring break amid coronavirus concerns

The school district has also suspended all international, domestic and in-state travel for students and employees through April.
aerial photo of buildings and trees

Coronavirus forces University of Alaska to move classes online, extend spring break

The University of Alaska system is extending spring break, moving most classes online and canceling events amid the threat of coronavirus. It's also asking students to leave on-campus dorms for the rest of the semester.

Amid coronavirus concern, Alaska state basketball tournaments postponed

The Alaska School Activities Association wrote that the ASAA/First National Bank state basketball and cheer tournaments have been postponed until further notice. The tournaments were set to start the week of March 15.

Bethel’s Cama’i Dance Festival postponed over coronavirus concerns

The Cama’i Dance Festival in Bethel has been postponed until Fall 2020 out of concerns over the coronavirus.

Lawmakers crafting plan to end session if coronavirus comes to Juneau

The Legislative Council formed an emergency response preparedness subcommittee Tuesday that would develop a plan for an early adjournment of the session.

Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse canceled over coronavirus concerns

Organizers of the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse made a decision to cancel the event over coronavirus concerns.