Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau
American Cruise Lines canceled its season due to the recent COVID-19 spike across the nation, but some businesses are hoping that other small cruise lines can help buffer some of the loss caused by the major cruise lines' cancellations.
After Juneau's annual parade wasn't granted a permit, one man is hoping that an alternative can take place.
A city proposal would put $1 million of CARES Act funding to create temporary jobs for workers who found themselves unemployed due to the pandemic.
Juneau economist Ed King said that discussing income and property taxes should be on the table.
Even though the state of Alaska no longer requires a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers, the city could still implement requirements.
Organizers said that over 50 athletes from over 20 communities participated.
Canada extends cruise ship ban through October, leaving little hope for Alaska’s delayed cruise ship season
A law requiring foreign-flagged cruise ships to stop in Canada means that major carriers won't be able to sail until at least October 31.
Eleven staff members have tested positive at the facility since April.
16 of Juneau's 30 confirmed coronavirus cases have been traced to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Between 50 and 60 individuals stay in the cold weather shelter in Juneau each night.
The decision comes after the announcement on Wednesday that ten staff members had tested positive for the coronavirus at the Juneau correctional facility.
Three new cases have been reported since the DOC confirmed the last case, but the department says that two new covid cases reported in Juneau yesterday were both linked to Lemon Creek.
Ketchikan became the first city in Alaska to hit 80 degrees this year on Saturday, as three other cities in Southeast Alaska also set temperature records.
Tourists from around the country are buying online from Alaska's businesses after their trips were canceled, but tourism businesses are also hoping for a surge in Alaskan bookings.
Early prisoner release to slow coronavirus spread? Corrections commissioner says it’s ‘not on the table’
While other states have decided to release some prisoners early in order to ease the overcrowding of prison's, Alaska officials say they won't be taking that step.
An inmate at the Juneau facility says that no new cleaning supplies have been distributed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Four recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Juneau are all staff members at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections.
The convention center will be used to house people who need to quarantine but don't have the space of their own.
People experiencing homelessness are exempt under the city’s hunker down order and a statewide order issued Friday. For many of them, the threat of a pandemic is not as high of a priority as staying warm or getting their next meal.
A patient with COVID-19 was currently in the critical care unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday.