Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 19, 2020

A daily scheduling white board in the dispatch office of Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is blank for the pre-season on March 13, 2020. It’s likely to stay blank well into the summer this year with the cruise ship season suspended over coronavirus concerns. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

Economists expect the coronavirus will have a significant impact the state’s economy. Plus: The state says the capacity to test for COVID-19 is improving, but not perfect. And, a federal employee in Skagway says his workplace isn’t safely preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Reports tonight from:

  • Casey Grove, Nat Herz, Zachariah Hughes, and Abbey Collins in Anchorage
  • Rashah McChesney and Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • Claire Stremple in Haines
  • Tim Ellis in Delta