State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks

The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 had grown to 147, up from 143 cases a day earlier.

Dozens of Alaska villages to lose air service as Ravn announces huge cuts

Alaska's largest rural air carrier, RavnAir Group, says it's cutting its service by 90 percent amid a coronavirus-driven crash in revenue -- a move that could leave dozens of rural villages without passenger air service and no other reliable link to the road system.

State says ferry repairs are on schedule, but COVID-19 concerns will delay return to service

While repair work has been allowed to continue, some personnel essential for safety certification and provisioning the boat aren't allowed to return to work.

Ketchikan has a lot of cases, but has it seen ‘community spread’? That’s a tough question.

Most of the cases in the small town are thought to stem from one or two people who brought the virus back from a trip. But has anyone tested positive without a clear sense of where they caught it?

Dunleavy extends shutdown of dine-in service at restaurants as COVID-19 cases climb

Meanwhile, the number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 grew to 143 by Wednesday, up 10 from the day before.

Prudhoe Bay worker tests positive for COVID-19, BP says

The worker is an Alaska resident who had traveled out of state, according to Alaska's health commissioner.

‘Hunker down’ doesn’t mean much when you’re homeless

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.

Bethel dental clinic catalyzes community mask-making effort

After non-essential dental procedures were banned, staff at the Bethel Dental Clinic decided they could lead the community in preparing for COVID-19.

For SNAP and WIC recipients, buying groceries during a pandemic is complicated

Recipients of SNAP and WIC benefits are finding themselves in a tight spot trying to avoid catching the coronavirus while getting food for their families

LISTEN: Coronavirus has changed how we socialize. How do we stay connected?

With routine, socialization and connection being such vital parts of mental health and wellness, how do we maintain these critical connections to family and friends?
Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan take questions from reporters in the tunnel under the Capitol.

LISTEN: Congress put together a $2 trillion relief package. What happens next?

Congress has put together the largest financial relief package in history. Will it be enough to blunt the economic decline in the U.S? And what will it mean for Alaska's economy and workers?

How Y-K Delta villages will enforce travel restrictions

The number of villages in the Y-K Delta that are enacting travel restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has been growing by the day, but how are these villages enforcing those restrictions?

Homes in Y-K Delta that were unable to pay for running water will be reconnected

Many more people in Y-K Delta villages will soon have access to running water to wash their hands during the coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC)’s advisory committee voted to reconnect running water to homes that were unable to pay for it.

Number of coronavirus cases in Alaska jumps to 59

The number of known cases increased by 17 from the announcement just a day earlier.

Joining villages across the state, Bristol Bay communities restrict travel to stem disease spread

Newhalen, New Stuyahok, Igiugig and Perryville have all suspended travel for non-community members until further notice.

Regional air carriers forced to make cuts, but hoping for federal relief

In the face of community travel restrictions and a drop in demand, some regional air carriers in Alaska say they’re being forced to cut service to communities - and to cut positions from their payroll.

Longtime Petersburg resident, hospitalized in Washington state, has died of coronavirus

A Petersburg man in a Seattle hospital after testing positive with COVID-19 Monday, March 16, his family said.

Here’s an alphabetical list of Y-K villages restricting travel to stop the coronavirus

With elders to care for, sparse health care infrastructure, overcrowded homes and limited access to running water, many villages are putting their own restrictions into place.

LISTEN: Still have questions about coronavirus? Two doctors are here to help.

Covid-19 is just one type of Coronavirus, and perhaps has more than one mutant strain. Let’s gain an understanding on how our medical community is prepared to treat and prevent this virus.

Ketchikan has third positive COVID-19 test, increasing state total to 13

The case adds to additional two that were reported by the state this week.