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Three relatively small windmills turn above small, one-story homes. Green grass in the foreground and thick fog in the background .

COVID-19 cases send Gambell into lockdown

A VPSO is patrolling the community to limit contact between residents.
A man in a blue hospital gown and a blue surgical mask passes a swab to a man in a blue hoody from across the table

Flying to Bethel? You could win $1,000 if you get tested for COVID-19

But the number of passengers getting tested at the airport hasn’t changed.
a river with a small town on the oxbow as seen from an airpllane.

Buckland sees large spike of COVID-19 with 11 new cases

All of the cases are currently isolating in Buckland, according to local health officials.
About ten runners in shorts and tshirts pose in front of a bay with a rainbow in the background

Petersburg cross country team adapts to COVID-19 restrictions with virtual 5K

Runners on Petersburg High School’a cross country team gather under a rainbow at Sandy Beach at the end of a practice...
A man in a blue hospital gown and a blue surgical mask passes a swab to a man in a blue hoody from across the table

Bethel mandates face masks in public and airport testing

The move follows discussions about the city's legal authority to enforce such mandates.

In Ketchikan archives, a glimpse into the 1918 flu and lessons for preserving the history of COVID-19

Scenes from newspapers at the time of the 1918 Pandemic describe a hospitality sector that was devastated by the flu and scenes eerily similar to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A white sign on a wall says "Trash isn't traditional/Keep Angoon beautiful)

With six new cases in one day, Angoon goes into lockdown

The new cases take Angoon’s total to eight, prompting Mayor Joshua Bowen to issue an emergency order requiring all travelers to the community to self-isolate for two weeks on arrival.
Seen from a distance, a boat pulls a abloated whale that is half-way submerged in water

Dead whales wash up near Unalaska, but pandemic complicates necropsies

The two dead whales that were recently reported included a relatively rare fin whale.
A caribou in a swampy area with pondss in the background

Northwest Arctic Borough pushes for restricting outside hunters over COVID-19 concerns

But hunting guides say the risk of COVID-19 exposure is low and the fears are overblown.
An aerial image of Angoon shows buildings on a small peninsula next to several other inlets.

Angoon reports its first case of COVID-19

The Admiralty Island village of around 450 people has asked residents to “hunker down and avoid contact with anyone outside of their household until further notice.”
A hand-painted piece of plywood stands over lookign the water. It reads "Welcome to Napakiak - Speed Llimit 15 MPH"

4 Yukon-Kuskokwim villages on lockdown in response to COVID-19 cases

The region reported 17 new cases over the weekend.
A hand with a blue glove drops a test tube in a ziploc bag held by two green hands.

COVID-19 cases spike in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region

The local health corporation announced 17 new cases over the weekend.
"home of the Nanooks" is written on the wall of a school with a geometric polar bear paiinnted on the wall

Nome public schools move online after student-athlete tests positive for coronavirus

The district did not say which sport the athlete was involved in.
A red and white building

Yukon-Kuskokwim area fights against complacency as cases rise

As more people have started traveling into the region, case numbers have risen dramatically.
A brown building with a green rood. A red pickup truck is parked in the lot and a sign in green letters says Maniilaq Health Center

Kotzebue sees cluster of COVID-19 cases

10 Kotzebue residents have tested positive over the last week, including 2 employees of the local healthcare provider.
Three relatively small windmills turn above small, one-story homes. Green grass in the foreground and thick fog in the background .

COVID-19 cases confirmed in St. Lawrence Island communities

According to the regional health corporation, his newest patient was tested as a close contact of the individual in Savoonga who was confirmed as a positive case on Sunday.
A blue ferry with white cabin pulls up next to an elevated dock on a foggy day.

5 ferry passengers with COVID-19 disembarked in Juneau Aug. 10

Transportation officials say a group of five infected passengers boarded in Kake. They were traveling together and reportedly had no close contact with other passengers or crew.

Ravn hopes to relaunch service to rural hubs in September

The company that bought Ravn's core assets initially hoped to relaunch operations around this time, but the new owners now say that they hope to resume flying in another month, in mid-September.
An aerial image of Angoon shows buildings on a small peninsula next to several other inlets.

Angoon mayor issues mask order following first coronavirus case in Kake

Following Monday’s news of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Kake, the neighboring Southeast community of Angoon is now requiring face coverings in most public places.
Several Alaska Natives work on processing meat in a kitchen.

The Federal Subsistence Board OK’d an emergency hunt in Kake. Now it faces legal challenges.

Over the summer, the federal agency restricted one hunting area in the Interior to only local subsistence users, and granted permission to Kake for a special out-of-season hunt.