Anchorage officials: We need your COVID-19 protective gear, including homemade masks, “immediately”

Anchorage officials are again asking people, businesses and medical providers to donate protective equipment "immediately," including homemade masks. Despite community donations so far, Anchorage continues to face a shortage of personal protective equipment, the city says.

Wristbands, longer shifts, fever checks: How Alaska oil companies are responding to the global pandemic

While work is continuing on Alaska’s remote North Slope, oil and gas companies say it’s not business as usual. They’re taking new precautions to keep the virus away.

‘We crossed a line today’: Dunleavy orders statewide shelter in place, limits travel

People can still go outside, under the new mandate, but they must remain six feet or more away from individuals not in their households.

Anchorage patient first to die from COVID-19 in Alaska

The first person to die in Alaska after testing positive for COVID-19 passed away Friday at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Anchorage Mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order and delays tax day

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced today the city is extending the hunker down order until April 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hair stylists, barbers, tattooists among those with fewest options amid coronavirus closures

Industry structure means many workers are uniquely ill-equipped for the mass closures now in place for the foreseeable future.

As number of COVID-19 cases grows, Alaska officials warn of a limited healthcare system

State officials pleaded with Alaskans on Thursday to stay home to avoid overrunning the health care system, but they did not go as far as ordering residents to shelter in place.

Alaska health department confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases

The case count rose to 69 by Thursday, up from 59 a day before.

Out of work in Alaska because of the coronavirus? Here’s what you can do now and the help that’s on the way

Shawn Idom provides a hair cut at his barbershop Hair Science on February 22, 2020. Barbershops are among the non-essential businesses...

‘Like we opened a new business’: Anchorage restaurants adapt to life without dining rooms

Some restaurants are keeping the doors open by adapting to this new normal. But, the transition hasn’t been easy.

State proposes $100 million loan guarantee program as hundreds of Alaska businesses seek approval for out-of-state workers

Some 600 business entities have filed plans with the state outlining how they'll safely bring out-of-state workers into Alaska to support "critical infrastructure" amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday.

Number of coronavirus cases in Alaska jumps to 59

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

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.

Outrage grows that many Alaska state workers can’t heed the call to stay home

State workers are worried about their exposure, and one union is suing the state.

Juneau coronavirus patient is in critical care, the first Alaskan hospitalized with the virus

A patient with COVID-19 was currently in the critical care unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday.

Alaska leaders have taken drastic measures to slow the coronavirus. The ‘$1 million question’ is whether they’re enough.

As the coronavirus inflicts huge damage on the state and national economy, there’s increasing discussion about how far public health mandates should go, and how long they can be sustained. At the same time, doctors and some community leaders are pushing even more aggressive social distancing measures, and limits on travel.

Dunleavy administration mandates two-week quarantine for people traveling into Alaska

The number of known coronavirus cases in Alaska had also grown to 36 by Monday.

State Senate approves $1,000 stimulus checks

The Alaska Senate passed the state budget on Monday, including a $1,000 economic stimulus payment to everyone who received a permanent fund dividend last year.

‘There’s sunshine again’: Thousands of meals delivered daily to Anchorage students as coronavirus closes classrooms

On Friday, the Anchorage School District handed out more than 18,000 free meals to Anchorage students.

Anchorage mayor joins calls for travel restrictions as questions of authority linger

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said he’s waiting to hear from city attorneys about whether he has the authority to adopt such restrictions himself, when it comes to the state-run Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.