For Greer Gehler, an emergency room nurse in Anchorage, it started last Friday with a tickle in her throat.
Among the concerns: if an outbreak hits the strained elder-care system, hospitals would have to take in more patients.
The state on Tuesday reported 13 deaths tied to the coronavirus. It’s the most deaths reported in a single day by the state health department since the pandemic began.
Amid months of uncertainty and pandemic disruptions, Anchorage restaurant owners say demand for Thanksgiving dinner to-go has been an unexpected boost for business.
The number Alaskans diagnosed with the coronavirus grew by almost 1,200 over the weekend and the state reported its first inmate death linked to the virus, as the surge of infection in the state continues.
After a summer of pandemic disruptions and poor salmon runs, Alaska fishermen await more federal relief money
Government relief money has helped fishermen, and the state is finalizing a plan for how to spend another $50 million in federal dollars for the industry.
Nearly a third of residents at Heritage Place have tested positive for COVID-19, but the facility operator says that so far, no residents have been hospitalized.
Organizers announced this week that it’s too risky to hold the sprint races through the city during the coronavirus pandemic. They cited concerns about race requirements and large crowds of spectators.
There will be challenges with getting a COVID-19 vaccine to people, especially in rural areas like those in Alaska.
It's the second-highest daily COVID-19 tally so far during the pandemic. Saturday's count was the highest.
As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the state, cracks are appearing in Alaska's fragile health care system.
Data from the Alaska Department of Labor show an estimated 6,900 jobs in the state’s oil and gas industry in September. That’s down from 10,000 in January.
Rule breakers are required to produce a public service announcement about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Congressman Don Young has been diagnosed with coronavirus. At 87, Young is the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives and faces an elevated risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Five of the deaths were confirmed to be recent.
The state has reported 110 cases at the facility, which is the state's largest prison.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said she was pushing back the return to in-person learning because of increasing community spread of the coronavirus and rising demand on the city’s medical capacity.
Until the virus is under control, experts say the state’s economy will continue to suffer.
The state reported 604 cases on Saturday, a single-day record.
Congressional leaders feared the governor's declaration could be challenged in court.