All 1,100 appointments for this weekend’s mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Juneau are booked.
A new report shows COVID-19 pandemic restrictions helped slow the spread of the virus in Anchorage. That’s according to the state Section of Epidemiology.
Alaska officials say they wish they could be analyzing more than the 96 samples they're processing every five days. But the state is being strategic about which specimens are targeted for sequencing, said Jayme Parker, a top scientist at the Fairbanks lab.
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Anchorage families are encouraged to get a COVID test before returning to in-person learning next week.
Alaska is expected to add jobs in 2021, but at a slow pace.
Tribal health care providers have mobilized a massive effort that’s delivering thousands of doses to remote parts of the state, evoking the Serum Run that delivered lifesaving diphtheria treatment to Nome a century ago.
"They want comics to read or graphic novels or they want to play a role playing game just to get away from the real world for a few hours."
Members of Congress are eligible for early access to vaccine doses to help ensure continued functioning of government, and a small number of staffers were also offered shots starting early this week.
Bars and restaurants will be able to reopen to indoor service at 25% capacity starting New Year’s Day.
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Jury trials remain suspended, and many people have no idea when they will get their day in court. Plus, defense attorneys say their inability to meet with clients put a damper on resolving cases through plea deals.
Artists in the state are trying to adapt by moving business online. But some artists say they’re making a fraction of normal sales.
Alaska set a record for the number of COVID-19-related deaths reported in a single day on Saturday when health officials announced that 18 Alaskans had died of the disease.
"The number of web orders we’re receiving right now is at least ten times the volume we have received typically in the past," Janet Gregory, who owns Over the Rainbow Toys, said about their new online platform.
Jon Bittner, with the Alaska Small Business Development Center, says without a second round of relief money, businesses will continue to suffer.
The job wasn’t an easy one to begin with, and the surge of infections is increasing the pressure on Alaska’s contact tracers, leading to burnout and turnover.
State officials say that the federal government is treating Alaska as a "territory" and sending its initial batch of COVID-19 vaccines all at once, instead of once a week. The vaccine will be prioritized for front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care centers like nursing homes.
8 Alaskans died and 15 residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, the state health department reported Thursday.
Hint: It involves a big sheet of plastic.
The state reported 689 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.