The order, which goes into effect on Dec. 1 at 8:00 a.m., closes bars and restaurants except for takeout, delivery or outdoor service.
“With more nurses and doctors, and everyone down to our housekeepers, out sick, that just puts additional strain on the system,” she said. “And not just in my hospital, but kind of all over the state.”
When it comes to balancing the appeal of spending time with family and friends against the potential of contracting, and inadvertently spreading, COVID-19 — Alaskans are making tough decisions.
The Obama administration listed the Arctic ringed seal under the Endangered Species Act in 2012, citing the effects of climate change on the ringed seal’s sea ice habitat.
Alaska is already suffering from a shortage of health care workers as coronavirus cases continue to climb, and Thanksgiving get-togethers could only make things worse
After a nonexistent tourism season, downtown hotels are especially looking forward to the arrival of lawmakers and the opportunity to make up some revenue.
Pebble Limited Partnership says it’s not giving up on the project, which would have been one of North America’s largest open-pit mines.
When Fiona Brown of Juneau saw an ad on Facebook looking for volunteers for Pfizer’s clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, she knew that as a science nerd she had an edge.
In this newscast: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased the severity of its warning against cruise ship travel; Sixteen U.S. Coast Guard cadets were sent in to replace 18 regular crewmembers who got stuck in quarantine. The quick addition of the cadets meant that the cutter Munro could go ahead with its Bering Sea patrol as scheduled this summer; Alaska voters elected 13 new members to the state Legislature. The first-time lawmakers are a heavily Republican group, and the only Democrat is also the only woman; A judge has ruled the federal government was correct in allowing a southeast Alaska tribe to organize an out-of-season hunt because of the coronavirus pandemic.
City Manager Rorie Watt said that statewide numbers show the virus is spreading in every way possible. He asked residents to keep groups small during the holiday.