Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Trish Siza, a resident with Providence Alaska, was the first healthcare provider to greet people in Anchorage seeking drive-thru COVID-19 testing Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing begins in Anchorage for those with a doctor’s referral. At the same time, thousands of laid-off restaurant workers are adjusting to an uncertain future.

Also tonight: Norwegian Thomas Waerner leaves White Mountain with a big lead heading to the Iditarod finish line in Nome.

Reports tonight from:

  • Andrew Kitchenman and Jennifer Pemberton in Juneau
  • Nat Herz and Casey Grove in Anchorage
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Izzy Ross in Dillingham
  • Ben Matheson in White Mountain