Coronavirus news in Alaska

Find Alaska Public Media’s collected coverage here. Keep up with the latest stories every weekday by subscribing to the Daily Digest email newsletter and receive breaking news headline notifications directly to your phone by downloading the Alaska Public Media App.

Latest Coverage

Travel ban in Unalakleet after two cases detected in one week

This latest case is a resident of Unalakleet unlike the first one which was identified as a non-resident of the community over the weekend.
Andy Kriner stands outside Kriners Diner, wearing an apron and a blue t-shirt

City orders Kriner’s Diner to close its dining room, owner won’t oblige

The Berkowitz administration upped the stakes in a stand-off over an Anchorage restaurant that refused to shut down as required by a recent emergency order meant to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The Alaska Airlines check-in counter at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Alaska Airlines says 331 Anchorage employees may face layoffs as part of sweeping job cuts

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.
Puddles in front of a log cabin, Mountain Village's office building in 2018

Mountain Village closes its doors to nonresidents

The Lower Yukon community of Mountain Village is shutting its doors to nearby nonresidents unless they have permission to enter from the tribe.
A barge filled with containers departs from the Alaska Marine Lines dock in downtown Juneau.

COVID-19 hasn’t interrupted Alaska’s resupply lifeline from Pacific NW, and woe if it does

Alaskans depend on a marine cargo lifeline from the Pacific Northwest for the majority of their goods. What happens if that stops?

Alaska reports another COVID-19 death and 80 new infections

The Anchorage man was in his 70s. He’s the 25th Alaskan whose death is linked to the infectious disease.

Two Conoco employees on the North Slope test positive for COVID-19

The two workers who tested positive for COVID-19 were flown to Anchorage from the Alpine oil field, near Nuiqsut.

Social Benefits

Confused about social services, unemployment or stimulus money?


Support from members helps fund quality journalism that keeps Alaskans informed. Thank you! At times like these, the value of local, trusted coverage is more important than ever. 

Join as a member of Alaska Public Media with your donation.

Want to learn about coronavirus (COVID-19)?
View the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) official resources and information here.

Covid-19 Case Count in Alaska

Live Map from Johns Hopkins University