Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The city is asking a judge to order Little Dipper Diner to shut down dine-in service immediately. It filed the paperwork, seeking a temporary injunction, in state court in Anchorage on Thursday.
The agency says it will analyze DNA samples taken from the four bears to see if they match samples collected at the site of the attack.
The airline says a total of 4,200 of its workers may be laid off on Oct. 1, the day after the federal payroll support program is set to end.
The Anchorage man was in his 70s. He’s the 25th Alaskan whose death is linked to the infectious disease.
Seven people died after two planes collided midair near Soldotna on Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. All were confirmed dead on scene except for one person that succumbed to injuries during transport to the local hospital, troopers said.
State health officials predict the number of COVID-19 infections will double every 23 days if people don't take more preventative measures.
The food bank estimates that the need for food assistance is up about 75% statewide compared to last year.
The announcement comes as the Anchorage mayor reinstates limitations on bars, restaurants and other businesses.
Anchorage Schools superintendent says ‘high probability’ students will attend all classes online next month
COVID-19 cases are surging in the Municipality of Anchorage, prompting the state’s largest school district to likely pivot to a “high risk” plan for schools.
Also, over the past several days, three Anchorage restaurants and a local bar have announced infections and temporary closures.
The employee became sick last Wednesday and took a COVID-19 test.
Pat Pitney is the director of the Legislative Finance Division and a former vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has also worked as the state budget director under former Gov. Bill Walker.
The trend is apparent in other states too where cases are rapidly rising, and public health officials are pleading with younger people to wear masks and social distance.
State health officials on Monday reported 71 new coronavirus infections: 60 Alaskans and 11 non-residents.
The finalists include two current university chancellors and the director of the state’s Division of Legislative Finance.
The report of another death follows a recent spike in Alaska’s number of new COVID-19 infections, and warnings from Anchorage city officials that its system for investigating cases has maxed out.
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The number of coronavirus cases among Alaskans has now topped 1,000.
The state says people who visited Seward Alehouse and Yukon Bar in late June may have been exposed to the infectious disease.
The announcement comes as the number of COVID-19 infections in Alaska continues to climb, and as people clash over wearing masks. Some businesses are requiring face coverings, but there’s currently no city-wide or statewide mandate.