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Alaska sees its largest one-day spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, total grows to 213

The state reported no new coronavirus-related deaths or hospitalizations.

Dillingham urges governor to close Bristol Bay fishery

The City of Dillingham and the Curyung Tribal Council wrote a strongly worded letter to Governor Mike Dunleavy Monday urging him to consider closing Bristol Bay’s commercial fishery to protect the community from the coronavirus pandemic.

Coming together at a distance: Alaskans, we want to hear your stories about acts of kindness

We’d like to have Alaskans share their stories on the public radio network about how their community is coming together, even as we stay at least 6 feet apart.

Due to revenue drop, Anchorage Daily News cuts pay, lays off 7

ADN cut pay for salaried employees by 20% and cut full-time hourly workers to a 32-hour week

First COVID-19 case reported in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed for the first time in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Self-employed workers will have to wait at least a month before getting benefits

The state's Department of Labor says it received federal guidance on Sunday about how to administer new unemployment provisions of the CARES Act.

Amid pandemic, Alaska courts order no jail for most misdemeanors, new pathway for bail

Police around Alaska are under temporary, coronavirus-related orders to not jail anyone on misdemeanor charges except for domestic violence or stalking. And for inmates seeking release from jail, it is now possible to request a bail hearing due to concerns over coronavirus.

Alaska efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19, governor says

Dunleavy said during his daily news briefing that the relatively low number of cases appears to be primarily due to the actions Alaskans are taking to minimize the spread. He said the administration will review what it’s doing later this week to determine if it should make changes.

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Covid-19 Case Count in Alaska

Live Map from Johns Hopkins University