Imagine this: Your parents are in their 80s. They both have chronic health conditions. And they're stuck on a cruise ship with people who have the coronavirus -- and they can't get off. For Anchorage resident Erin Jackson, that was reality.
Here's a little bit of good news about coronavirus in Alaska: If you need to be tested, it's likely free.
Older Alaskans, those over 60, are most at risk and should take measures to protect themselves, state health officials say
It’s just a matter of time before Alaska confirms a case of coronavirus, state epidemiologist Joseph McLaughlin said Tuesday, speaking on Alaska Public Media’s “Talk of Alaska.”
The Legislative Council formed an emergency response preparedness subcommittee Tuesday that would develop a plan for an early adjournment of the session.
The state has instituted a freeze on hiring new state workers, and has suspended all out-of-state travel for state workers.
One subset of Alaskans is particularly at risk from the coronavirus: the elderly. Alaska facilities that serve senior citizens likely have tough choices ahead.
“Don’t get on a cruise ship.” That was the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy...
As the coronavirus continued to cause havoc for the global economy Monday in ways that threaten the stability of Alaska's budget, the Permanent Fund and tourism, Governor Mike Dunleavy called a news conference to soothe Alaskans' anxiety.
Governor Mike Dunleavy has suspended three public town hall meetings he was planning to hold this week.
Organizers of the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse made a decision to cancel the event over coronavirus concerns.
No students, faculty or staff in the system have reported exposure to the virus, and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in Alaska.
Cruise ship turned away over coronavirus will be cleaned and have a new crew when it docks in Alaska
A cruise ship turned away from ports in Asia over fears of a new virus will be cleaned to federal standards and carry a different crew when the vessel docks in Alaska, officials said.
There's a national testing crunch right now for the coronavirus as the number of cases rise, with Vice President Mike Pence acknowledging that there aren't enough to meet demand
Alaska’s cruise ship season begins in April, and that’s making a lot of people anxious in port towns that have, so far, been untouched by the COVID-19 virus.
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska. The state is testing more patients everyday and medical experts say the virus is likely to be discovered in the state soon. At local clinics and hospitals, doctors are fielding lots of questions. Many say they're counseling patients to take COVID-19 seriously, but not to panic.
Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.
Coronavirus update, March 5: Eight negative tests, one pending; school districts weigh travel restrictions
The Anchorage School District announced Wednesday it has cancelled all school sponsored out-of-state travel through April
At this time, the district is taking a number of actions including suspending handshaking routines and attendance awards and increasing sanitation of schools and buses. It is not, however, allowing students to wear masks in school unless coordinated with the school nurse.
The state has tested 4 people for coronavirus, 2 tests are pending, testing approach is “phased,” medical officer says
The state has so far tested four people for COVID-19. None tested positive. Testing for two others is in progress.
The risk of coronavirus remains low in Alaska, but empty Anchorage store shelves reveal rising anxiety
The hand sanitizer bin at Fred Meyer in Midtown Anchorage sits empty on March 4, 2020. The store was sold out...