Tag: covid-19

An Alaska native teen with a black mask getting vaccinated

Alaska health officials: Kids 12 to 15 are on cusp of vaccine eligibility

Health experts shared the information with school officials and administrators as they prepare for the end of the school year.
Capital City Fire/Rescue career staff assemble for a pop-up clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations at the downtown fire station in Juneau on Dec. 17, 2020.

Juneau doctors’ group offers chance at cash prize with vaccination

Certain vaccine recipients getting their first dose will be entered into a drawing to win either $500 or $250.

How an Award-Winning Alaskan musician finds hope during a pandemic | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/cnfQwMLWJrk After a year of pandemic and increased racial tensions, Ed Washington, an Anchorage musician who won...

Alaska legislature returns with COVID-19 precautions, but no clear enforcement for lawmakers

https://youtu.be/qnV9kV2-enE There are more than 130 legislators and staff in Juneau for the legislative session. The legislature...

Alaska health care officials address vaccine concerns in Black and Indigenous communities

https://youtu.be/sh6_RZuaZ_Q To defeat COVID-19, Alaska needs to vaccinate as many residents as possible. But how do concerns...
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

State Department of Corrections announces third inmate death due to COVID-19

Three people serving time in Alaska's prison system have now died because of COVID-19. Twenty-one inmates are currently hospitalized, and more than 1,000 of the 4,500 people incarcerated in Alaska have tested positive.
Two women wearing aprons and masks stand in front of shelves in a store

How the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the first year of business for one Anchorage store

The owners say in this first year, they've sold enough shampoo and conditioner to keep nearly 700 plastic bottles out of the landfill, but their business looks a lot different than they thought it would, thanks to the pandemic.

LISTEN: How worried should Alaskans be about the future of food security?

Food security is on the minds of Alaskans because of supply line disruptions brought on by the pandemic. How do those concerns differ across the state, and especially for indigenous people in rural communities who depend heavily on subsistence?

LISTEN: COVID-19 cases are surging in Alaska. What’s the outlook for winter?

Alaska's Covid case numbers are accelerating at an alarming rate. Daily counts have been in the triple digits for weeks. Why are cases increasing so quickly now and what might it mean for winter transmission rates as Alaskans spend time indoors and distancing becomes more difficult?

COVID-19 and the Courts: District Judge Kari McCrea describes impacts

Since mid-March 2020, the Alaska Court System has coped with the public health risk of the COVID-19...
Two girls sit on inflatable balls while working on laptops

PHOTOS: Anchorage families begin a new school year during a pandemic

Families in Anchorage show how they're approaching the '20-'21 school year.

PHOTOS: A quiet Anchorage in the time of social distancing

Parks are cordoned off, essential workers wear personal protective gear, and the streets are quiet as Anchorage adjusts to the recent social distancing and hunker down orders due to the coronavirus.