The sled dog race has called off this year’s 11-mile dash through Anchorage because of coronavirus concerns.
Even though there has been just one confirmed case of a new, more infectious COVID-19 variant in Alaska, health officials say now is the time to upgrade your single-layer cloth mask.
Eligibility differences between state and tribal health systems frustrate some Alaskans waiting for vaccines
Anchorage's main tribal health provider is vaccinating employees of its affiliated for-profit company and nonprofit organizations without regard to their race, age or vulnerability — frustrating some of the teachers, people with underlying conditions and others enduring an excruciating wait for shots from state government.
The forecast predicts Anchorage will add 4,000 jobs this year.
Identifying the strain of a positive COVID-19 test typically takes about five days. But with these particular samples, workers at a Fairbanks lab encountered a string of technical problems that delayed the results.
At least 15 people considered at "high-risk" from COVID-19 are being moved by ship to Unalaska, state health officials said. Two more were evacuated to an Anchorage hospital.
State health officials say they've detected the first case of the COVID-19 variant from the United Kingdom in Alaska, which appears to spread more easily and quickly.
A 21-year-old University of Alaska student tested positive for COVID-19 in Anchorage just before he drove to Haines with his mother during the first week of January.
Eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccines in Alaska is expected to remain the same through much of February, with a continued focus on vaccinating those 65 and older, a vaccine official said Monday.
The COVID-19 testing crunch is over. But fewer Alaskans are getting tests — a trend officials want to change.
Supply shortages have relented. And a company built the state’s first commercial testing lab, with the ability to process 20,000 tests a day. Now, there’s a new and different problem: Fewer Alaskans are getting tested.
In the Aleutian port town of Unalaska, at least five local boats are stuck at the dock with nowhere to deliver their cod after the shutdown of the Alyeska Seafoods processing plant. One has a load of fish worth at least $10,000.
The winter fishery for Bering Sea pollock, which goes into products like McDonald's fish sandwiches, officially opened Wednesday. But two of the region's largest processors are both shut down
Part of the reason is that Alaska is getting more doses of the vaccine because of additional allotments for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Only one of the deaths reported Wednesday was considered recent.
The region has recorded the highest COVID-19 rates in the state for months.
The Restaurant Rescue program, aims to help keep restaurants busy, while feeding residents in need.
Under state law, disaster declarations expire after no more than 30 days unless the Legislature votes to extend them.
A statewide poll from late November shows that 45% of Alaskans who identify as Republicans said they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible. That’s compared with just 13% of Democrats.
The Trump administration joined with tribes to get vaccines to rural and Indigenous Alaskans. Here’s how.
After a year of pleading for access to COVID-19 testing and protective equipment, tribal health-care leaders say that a vaccine partnership with the Trump administration has brought good access to doses for rural areas and a measure of relief amid an unrelenting public health crisis.
All 1,100 appointments for this weekend’s mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Juneau are booked.