If you have a current infection, you might be wondering, when is it safe for me to step out and socialize again?
Alaska’s downward trend follows other states' declines in case counts.
Part of the problem is the conflicting, ever-changing advice people are hearing from different political leaders.
Even as case rates are plunging in some areas, multi-layered strategies are still necessary.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta case rate remains higher than both that of the state and the nation.
Previously, certain oral antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments were only recommended for those who were immunocompromised, pregnant, or 65 and older with risk factors.
Better data is painting a more optimistic picture about immunity after a bout of COVID-19.
Both Alaskans were infants from Southcentral Alaska. They’re the first COVID-19 deaths of any Alaskan under the age of 20 since the pandemic began, according to health officials.
The blanket is over 11 feet long and weighs 10 pounds. It represents more than a year of crocheting in front of the TV, watching cases spike and fall.
In a letter to families on Friday, Superintendent Randy Trani said masks would be strongly urged in those cases, but no longer required.
According to the Food Bank of Alaska, just 28 school districts in the state have received P-EBT funds for the 2020-2021 school year. Families in the state’s largest districts – Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Fairbanks and others – are still waiting.
COVID was the 4th leading cause of death for Alaska in 2020.
The new case count on Friday totaled more than 3,000, with new infections over the weekend dropping to fewer than 1,500 each day. The numbers do not include at-home test results.
On the next installment of Alaska Public Media's Talk to your Neighbor series, members of the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators discuss how they're getting the word out about vaccination in schools and in the community.
Many kindergarteners, first graders and second graders in Anchorage are struggling to catch up on reading skills. That’s according to data the Anchorage School Board shared at its meeting Tuesday night.
The state health department on Wednesday reported an additional 63 COVID deaths among Alaskans, the youngest in his 30s and the oldest in her 90s.
The city’s three major hospitals are no longer allowing visitors for adults in the emergency room.
The omicron variant surge in Alaska is once again putting health care resources under strain, but not in the same way as last fall’s delta surge.
With fewer monoclonal antibody treatments available that work with the omicron variant, it's tough for Alaskans to find treatment if they find themselves sick with COVID-19.
Some patients continue to request unproven treatments like Ivermectin and hydroxycholorquine, and a small number of doctors actually prescribe them despite the lack of data supporting their effectiveness.