Alaska shippers, store owners say ‘panic-buying’ isn’t necessary, but long lines and empty shelves persist
But store owners statewide say that while the coronavirus-induced panic-buying is straining their supplies, they’re confident nothing is going to disrupt their shipments. Overbuying is unnecessary, but not everybody is listening.
Canada is closing its land borders to “non-essential travel” to slow the spread of coronavirus. And that’s leaving many Alaskans scrambling for answers.
Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan support a major stimulus bill but were critical of President Obama's stimulus bill during the Great Recession.
The Municipality of Anchorage said customers’ water and power will not be shut off for nonpayment for the remainder of the city’s disaster declaration.
Two of the new cases were in Anchorage and one was 75 miles south in the Kenai Peninsula town of Seward.
As of Wednesday morning, teachers and other district staff have been instructed to telecommute and work from home. Parents who had scheduled a time to pick up their children’s school work and belongings were told those appointments had been canceled.
A day after saying on social media that it would keep ski runs open, Alyeska Resort announced that it would be closing its mountain operations for the remainder of the winter season.
State officials are taking additional steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 from people traveling to the state.
“Decisions were made politically that they had their reasons for. But for us, it was a complete blindside,” said Jack Lewis, who co-owns and runs seven different Anchorage area eating places. “Nobody really was prepared for it, or saw it coming.”
The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Three samples — from people in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Ketchikan — tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, doubling the number of confirmed Alaska cases.
4th Alaska coronavirus case reported in Ketchikan; UAF says one of the Fairbanks patients is an employee
The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center reported a positive test for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The man has a history of travel to the Lower 48, officials said.
A steady stream of vehicles arrived at the testing site throughout the day Tuesday at the corner of Lake Otis Parkway and East 42nd Avenue, some carrying drivers or passengers with their mouths covered by masks.
The union says state workers are dealing with the public in ways that run counter to recommendations from President Donald Trump and state Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday that his office has created an economic stabilization team that will develop a plan to help the state's economy weather the impacts of the coronavirus.
Alaska health officials issued a directive Monday asking hospitals statewide to postpone non-essential surgeries for 90 days. But, It’s not a mandate.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz was joined Monday by the Anchorage Health Department, Anchorage Fire Department, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Anchorage School District to give a citywide update on measure being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the greater Anchorage-area.
As the leading Iditarod mushers approach the finish line in Nome, a different sled dog race has been crippled by the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean for state emergency planners?
Two of Alaska’s major maritime cargo companies are confident the coronavirus outbreak will not disrupt shipments.