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A school beneath a snow-covered mountain

Rising coronavirus cases temporarily shut down Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su schools

The Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula regions are under the state's "red alert" level based on their rates of coronavirus cases.
A photograph of the Ben Boeke arena in Anchorage.

Cluster of COVID-19 cases tied to Anchorage hockey tournament

More than 300 players, coaches and fans from Mat-Su to Juneau attended the youth hockey tournament. Anchorage health officials are urging them to quarantine.
A person takes the temperature of another person in front of a shelter.

Anchorage embarks on widespread testing effort as COVID-19 outbreak at shelter grows

The number of infections linked to the Brother Francis Shelter grew to 68 by Friday afternoon.
A boxy red and gray building

‘A large outbreak’ at Anchorage homeless shelter grows to 61 coronavirus cases

City health officials say they've confirmed infections in 60 people who have stayed at the shelter and one staff member. And they expect the outbreak has impacted more.
The blue Kriner's Diner sign in Anchorage. 

Judge orders Kriner’s Diner to stop dine-in service

Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth said the city demonstrated that indoor dining exacerbates the risk of spreading the coronavirus. "A property interest cannot outweigh a person's interest in life," he wrote in his decision.
Melissa Hutchinson is a waitress and the dayshift supervisor at Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant. She's standing behind the bar at the Anchorage restaurant.

‘We’re all angry’: Anchorage restaurants lay off workers and shut down dine-in, while others defy order

Restaurants across Anchorage are having to make tough decisions as they quickly respond to the latest restrictions from Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.