4th Alaska coronavirus case reported in Ketchikan; UAF says one of the Fairbanks patients is an employee
The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center reported a positive test for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The man has a history of travel to the Lower 48, officials said.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean for state emergency planners?
Men who tested positive for coronavirus in Fairbanks circulated in the community while contagious, state says
They're the second and third known cases of coronavirus in Alaska.
Since most cases of COVID-19 don’t cause serious illness, officials hope that most sick people can stay at home and monitor their symptoms. But they've also developed plans to move people to regional hubs or the Anchorage tribal hospital if necessary, and to provide alternative housing if the sick person poses risks to elders.
K-12 public schools in Alaska will be closed to children until March 30.
In Bristol Bay, America’s largest salmon fishery, preparations begin for coronavirus prevention ahead of the season
Thousands of fishermen, processors, and cannery workers will travel to Bristol Bay in the coming months to participate in the commercial fishery. As of Thursday afternoon, no one in the region had been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus
One subset of Alaskans is particularly at risk from the coronavirus: the elderly. Alaska facilities that serve senior citizens likely have tough choices ahead.
Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.
Has your child had their first vision screening check? Pediatric blindness is particularly common in Alaska- one cause was discovered two decades ago and the other was just reported this month.
Coverage of the growing problem of teenage vaping has, for the most part, been focused on high school students. But according to the American Journal of Public Health, about 29% of lifetime smokers are first introduced to nicotine products between age 12 and 14.
The last mainline ferry broke down last week, leaving travelers stranded. For many communities, including Cordova, the ferry is their only link to the state’s road system beyond flights.
Finding out your child needs surgery can cause stress and anxiety. What if your child is born with an abnormality that requires surgery? What happens when a child gets cancer? How do you know what can be treated in Alaska and what needs to go out-of-state?
Teen vaping is a growing problem nationwide, with the CDC reporting that one in four students use vaping products. But what’s inside the liquid being vaporized? And how will it affect teenager’s health?
Legislation that aims to address the emotional health of our youth is being introduced across the country. In Alaska, HB 181 intends to introduce mental health education to the Anchorage School District curriculum.
The restriction is a conservation measure following the herd’s dramatic population drop to half the size that it was three years ago.
2020 is the year of the eye. The eyes are not just a window to your soul, they are a window to your health. Abnormalities spotted in the eye are often the first signs of disease elsewhere in the body. Do you have questions about glaucoma? Cataracts? What about PRK or Lasik?
The highest rates of teacher turnover in Alaska are with teachers who are trained outside the state. So how are educators and lawmakers working to get more Alaskans trained to teach in their home communities?
Water consumption has risen in Wrangell since the recent cold snap. The town is using 150 gallons per minute more than it did last month. That’s about a 50 percent increase in consumption.
On Jan. 12, water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle. It took days to get fixed, and now they have to boil the water to use it. Some residents say they’re frustrated with how the situation was handled.
The Alaska group Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide, or PCCARES, focuses on addressing suicide in Northern Alaska communities through community-focused listening circles.