Coronavirus update, March 5: Eight negative tests, one pending; school districts weigh travel restrictions

Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop at school district headquarters in 2019. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)

The Anchorage School District announced Wednesday it has cancelled all school sponsored out-of-state travel through April, adding to the cancellation it announced last week of international trips.

The school districts in Fairbanks and Juneau have not announced on their websites any cancelled travel due to the virus.

Related: The risk of coronavirus remains low in Alaska, but empty Anchorage store shelves reveal rising anxiety

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of  Health and Social Services.

As of midday, the department had one person who had been tested but had not yet received test results. Since the start of the year, it has tested nine people with no one testing positive for the virus.

Follow all our coronavirus coverage.

Correction: A previous version of this story overstated the number of negative test results. The story and headline have been updated.

Previous article‘It’s pretty much everywhere’: Iditarod mushers should prepare for deep snow, race officials say
Next articleNative groups object to prison sentence of Kaktovik man who shot and wasted polar bear
Liz Ruskin covers Alaska issues in Washington as the network's D.C. correspondent. She was born in Anchorage and is a West High grad. She has degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. She previously worked at the Homer News, the Anchorage Daily News and the Washington bureau of McClatchy Newspapers. She also freelanced for several years from the U.K. and Japan, in print and radio. Liz has been APRN’s Washington, D.C. correspondent since October 2013. She's @lruskin on Twitter. She welcomes your news tips at lruskin (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  | About Liz

No posts to display