Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Safety precautions lead to major changes in Alaska's court system, as it tries to protect people's civil rights as well as their health. Plus: coronavirus concerns force businesses that rely on summer tourism to lay off workers. And, a Petersburg resident died of COVID-19 in Seattle. His son describes what happened.
Alaska lawmakers consider legislation to help workers sidelined by the coronavirus crisis. Plus: workers traveling from Outside begin to navigate new quarantine rules in the state. And, the University of Alaska system takes another step towards degree program cuts amidst a global crisis.
Melin says each of Alaska’s 54 school districts will handle remote education differently.
Anchorage School District staff were alerted to this information Monday afternoon.
The Alaska Senate passes a state budget that includes a thousand-dollar stimulus payment. Plus: Anchorage School District employees deliver thousands of meals daily to students during the coronavirus closure. And, a distillery in Fairbanks finds a new use for the barley it normally turns into vodka.
Anchorage mayor urges panic-shoppers to ‘stay chill’ – goods are flowing into the state without problems, shippers say
Shipments will continue to arrive at the Port of Alaska as regularly scheduled on Sundays and Tuesdays.
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.
In the time of social distancing, can kids have playdates? What about grandparents? These expert answers will help.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shared a number of recommendations and strategies Thursday that parents can use while caring for children at home.
As of Wednesday morning, teachers and other district staff have been instructed to telecommute and work from home. Parents who had scheduled a time to pick up their children’s school work and belongings were told those appointments had been canceled.
The Anchorage School District says it will keep feeding students during its coronavirus closure. Plus: The last great race mushes on through a global pandemic. And, local skiers return to Anchorage after the World Cup races in Quebec are cancelled.
Roth says the schools that will operate as distribution centers were chosen in part because they are are situated in neighborhoods with the some of the highest need in the district.
The school district has also suspended all international, domestic and in-state travel for students and employees through April.
Governor Dunleavy issues a disaster declaration in advance of the arrival of the coronavirus. Plus: how a rookie musher learned he had just a few days to prepare for the Iditarod. And, a cruise ship is headed to Juneau early, prompting some tough discussions about the coronavirus.
State officials say preparation can slow the spread of coronavirus when it gets to Alaska. Plus: hear from an Anchorage resident whose parents have been stuck on that coronavirus cruise ship in California. And, weakening migratory bird protections could have a significant impact for species in Alaska.