Tag: coronavirus

LISTEN: Ketchikan resident describes contracting and recovering from COVID-19

Even after being cleared by health officials, Russell Wodehouse says people treat him differently because he had the disease.

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.

North Slope Borough ‘commandeers’ Ravn’s North Slope assets

The North Slope Borough's Emergency Order states that the move is necessary to continue essential air service to the borough's eight communities after Ravn halted all its operations on Sunday.

Anchorage closes down playgrounds, but says parks and trails will remain open

Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz said that the closure would last "until further notice"

As coronavirus concerns grow, telehealth connects patients and doctors virtually

As the novel coronavirus has forces the world to adapt to a “new normal,” telemedicine has become the perfect tool for the delivery of vital physical and mental health services while protecting patients and health care workers alike.

Pogo mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 after 12-day shift

A worker at the Pogo gold mine has tested positive to COVID-19. And he may have come in contact with up to 14 others at the mine that’s located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.

Due to COVID-19, spring bear hunting isn’t happening for non-residents

After announcing there would be no spring bear hunting in the state, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has partially changed its mind. All non-resident brown and black bear hunts will remain closed through May 31. Spring bear hunting for Alaska residents remains open during that time.

How coronavirus travel restrictions actually led to more cops in Kotzebue

Officials asked Kotzebue officers whether they would be willing to 'weather the storm' in the Northwest village. And they did.

Applications flood in for Juneau small business loans in first 24 hours

Small businesses could be eligible for up to $50,000

Meet the team of Alaskans trying to trace and contain every case of COVID-19

To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alaska, a team of public health workers tries to track down and monitor all the "close contacts" of each patient. They've sought help from a Hmong translator and even used a grocery store receipt to find two customers who could have been exposed while waiting in line.

Days after committing to four flights a week, RavnAir cancels all flights to Unalaska

On Friday, representatives of RavnAir Group said that there would be four flights per week to the Aleutian fishing town. On Sunday, the company said it would lay off all staff.

Ravn to end all service, layoff all staff and file for bankruptcy

The decision comes after several other progressive cuts to service around the state.

McLaughlin staff member tests positive for COVID-19 as death count rises

Four Alaskans were also hospitalized, according to the most recent numbers released by the state's Department of Health and Social Services.