Tag: Rural Health Focus
Over the weekend, much of the state saw snowfall, icy roads and the first wintery conditions. Photos from Shishmaref, a small village along the Bering Sea coast, show a large swath of road that leads from the community to the sewage lagoon has been completely washed away by waves. A number of other villages were also battered by high seas and gusting winds.
Educators explain how they are assessing the risks of viral transmission against the toll taken on keeping kids out of the classroom.
Metlakatla avoided the coronavirus for nearly eight months. But that streak ended Thursday when an unnamed resident tested positive, prompting a 72-hour lockdown.
Until the virus is under control, experts say the state’s economy will continue to suffer.
About 45% of the cases are tied to Anchorage.
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?
The lawsuit alleges students threatened the teacher using racist language and symbols, but were never disciplined.
Last week, the village has announced over 180 new cases of COVID-19, about 20% of the population.
Police were enforcing a state order.
Workers are wearing the same gloves for up to six patients and sanitizing the gloves with alcohol-based hand sanitizer between patients.
Federal investigators found that in the AC stores in Alaska, there were 30 workers between the ages of 14 and 15 working outside of the legal amount of hours allowed by the government.
The area now has the highest case rate in the state.
Four Bethel Youth Facility staff and one youth were infected with the virus as the region records record-high case counts.
Economists are looking at the cost of the precautionary measures processors took to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Masks are effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. But misinformation about masks has been easy to find on social media during the pandemic.
The rare weather event brought winds of up to 68 miles per hour in Sitka.
Alaska has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases over the last week, including five deaths last Friday. Daily case counts had been hovering in the upper double digits earlier this month, but have been above a hundred cases a day for the last six days.
Five cases of COVID-19 were reported last week.
A VPSO is patrolling the community to limit contact between residents.
10 deaths were announced by the state since Friday, though most aren't considered 'recent' and were found through data review.