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Passenger on Alaska ferry tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger boarded the Kennicott in Washington state and disembarked in Whittier and Cordova.

Anchorage struggles to keep up with contact tracing and testing as cases surge

As Anchorage continues to see a sharp uptick in new COVID-19 cases, two important components of the city’s public health resources are maxed out. The city is scrambling to train new contact tracers and expand testing facilities.

As it prepares for holiday crowds amid COVID-19 outbreak, Seward council votes for restrictions

The city council voted to limit seating capacity in buildings, require face masks in public buildings, and limit campground space.

Napaskiak says residents are facing discrimination after announcement of likely community spread

Officials from the village say they've heard that Napaskiak residents have been turned away from Bethel businesses after two positive tests last week. But one of those results was potentially a false positive.

Alaska Airlines could suspend passengers from future flights for violating new face mask policy

The Seattle-based company said it will start issuing formal warnings to any passengers who don't wear a face covering, though there will be exceptions.

Skagway’s economy depends on cruise tourism. With little money coming in, the city is paying millions of dollars to residents

In Skagway, the city is distributing a large portion of its federal CARES Act funding directly to residents. City officials hope this unique action will save the town.

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