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
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Weak markets and smaller-than-average fish — two factors in the premature closure of last year’s fishery — are being blamed for the move, along with new uncertainty over the spread of coronavirus in China.
One passenger from the Westerdam initially tested positive for the virus but has since been cleared. All passengers have now left the ship, and the crew has tested negative.
Alaska has begun testing for coronavirus within the state. And there have been no reported cases so far.
NPR is reporting that a person in Washington state infected with coronavirus has died. This is according to the Seattle and King County Department of Health.
Alaska has no known cases of the coronavirus, but the outbreak has set off economic shockwaves that are already jolting Alaskans. But foreseeable outcomes are not universally terrible.
Change of plans due to coronavirus? Alaska Airlines is temporarily suspending cancellation and change fees.
Alaska Airlines will allow passengers to change or cancel bookings without penalty for the next two weeks in response to travel concerns from coronavirus.
The spread of the coronavirus in Southeast Asia is causing a trickle-down effect in many areas of the world, including Kodiak. Several cruise ships scheduled to visit this summer will not be coming after all due in part to the outbreak.
The coronavirus that emerged in late 2019 has infected more than 60,000 people, mostly in China. Though there haven’t been any confirmed cases in Alaska, geoduck clam fishermen are feeling ripple effects.
The U.S. Coast Guard is taking precautionary measures with the 711-foot boat in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China
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Speaking on Talk of Alaska this week, officials with the CDC and state weighed in on how Alaskans can be prepared for the novel coronavirus.
There are confirmed cases in the U.S. and a chartered flight evacuated Americans from China through the Anchorage airport before arriving in California. But how big should this concern be compared to annual influenza infections? Should countries shut down international travel?
There will be more flights from Wuhan, but Alaska has no plans to receive more virus evacuees, officials say
Citizens who stopped briefly in Anchorage are now in a two-week quarantine at a military base in California.
Cargo flights into Anchorage from Wuhan suspended, no additional Chinese medical flights planned, officials say
Officials in Alaska say everything went as planned with a flight stopping briefly in Anchorage overnight returning 201 Americans from Wuhan, China, amid the spread of the coronavirus. At this point, there are no similar efforts planned for the Ted Stevens International Airport, although cargo flights from Wuhan have been suspended.
A plane evacuating 201 Americans from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak is on its way to Southern California after everyone aboard passed a health screening test at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska.