Tag: ruralcovid

A hand-painted piece of plywood stands over lookign the water. It reads "Welcome to Napakiak - Speed Llimit 15 MPH"

4 Yukon-Kuskokwim villages on lockdown in response to COVID-19 cases

The region reported 17 new cases over the weekend.
A hand with a blue glove drops a test tube in a ziploc bag held by two green hands.

COVID-19 cases spike in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region

The local health corporation announced 17 new cases over the weekend.
"home of the Nanooks" is written on the wall of a school with a geometric polar bear paiinnted on the wall

Nome public schools move online after student-athlete tests positive for coronavirus

The district did not say which sport the athlete was involved in.
A red and white building

Yukon-Kuskokwim area fights against complacency as cases rise

As more people have started traveling into the region, case numbers have risen dramatically.
A brown building with a green rood. A red pickup truck is parked in the lot and a sign in green letters says Maniilaq Health Center

Kotzebue sees cluster of COVID-19 cases

10 Kotzebue residents have tested positive over the last week, including 2 employees of the local healthcare provider.
Three relatively small windmills turn above small, one-story homes. Green grass in the foreground and thick fog in the background .

COVID-19 cases confirmed in St. Lawrence Island communities

According to the regional health corporation, his newest patient was tested as a close contact of the individual in Savoonga who was confirmed as a positive case on Sunday.
A blue ferry with white cabin pulls up next to an elevated dock on a foggy day.

5 ferry passengers with COVID-19 disembarked in Juneau Aug. 10

Transportation officials say a group of five infected passengers boarded in Kake. They were traveling together and reportedly had no close contact with other passengers or crew.

Ravn hopes to relaunch service to rural hubs in September

The company that bought Ravn's core assets initially hoped to relaunch operations around this time, but the new owners now say that they hope to resume flying in another month, in mid-September.
An aerial image of Angoon shows buildings on a small peninsula next to several other inlets.

Angoon mayor issues mask order following first coronavirus case in Kake

Following Monday’s news of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Kake, the neighboring Southeast community of Angoon is now requiring face coverings in most public places.
Several Alaska Natives work on processing meat in a kitchen.

The Federal Subsistence Board OK’d an emergency hunt in Kake. Now it faces legal challenges.

Over the summer, the federal agency restricted one hunting area in the Interior to only local subsistence users, and granted permission to Kake for a special out-of-season hunt.
A truck enters a tunnel in a granite mountain. There is a green sign that says "Kensington Portal" above the tunnel and a blueish vent on the right side next to the vehicle.

COVID-19 reported at Juneau’s Kensington Mine

A mine vehicle enters the Kensington Portal on Oct. 15, 2019. It’s one of two accesses for a network of about 28 miles of...
A photo taken from the water of a handful of painted wooden houses and a church steeple with mountains in the backgrorund.

Kake on lockdown following COVID-19 positive resident

The predominantly Alaska Native community of about 500 has instituted some of the strictest COVID-19 precautions in the region.
Corks from a gillnet lie on t he black sand in front of beach grass.

COVID-19 restrictions spark food security concerns in Western Alaska

Communities like Stebbins with limited access to the road systems are worried about what an outbreak could mean.
An aerial view of OBI Seafoods showing a blue-roofed processing plant jutting out into the water from a green island.

OBI Seafoods confirms COVID-19 outbreak at remote Kodiak Island processing plant

A total of 37 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant.
Fish fillets slide down a stainless steel slide in a processing pllant as a worker inspects in the background.

26 new fisheries-related cases of COVID-19 in Kodiak

The cases were reported in a "remote area of the borough" and the alert level of the island remains at a 'green' status.

Travel ban in Unalakleet after two cases detected in one week

This latest case is a resident of Unalakleet unlike the first one which was identified as a non-resident of the community over the weekend.
Puddles in front of a log cabin, Mountain Village's office building in 2018

Mountain Village closes its doors to nonresidents

The Lower Yukon community of Mountain Village is shutting its doors to nearby nonresidents unless they have permission to enter from the tribe.

Bethel City Council passes mask resolution

The resolution says that people should wear masks in public spaces, like at work if you interact with the public, or while riding taxis, but the city doesn't have the authority to enforce it.

Brooks Camp closes due to COVID-19 cases

The Brooks Camp Developed Area of Katmai National Park and Preserve is closed due to multiple cases of COVID-19 among residents of the area.

COVID cases climb in small, isolated community of Yakutat

The City and Borough of Yakutat, with a population of around 600, reported four new coronavirus cases over the weekend.