These protections were put into place in Senate Bill 241, which the Legislature passed in March. It benefits Alaskans who lost income as a result of the pandemic.
Dr. Anne Zink called going to bars a “high risk” activity.
There is now a record high of 400 active cases, of 940 Alaskans who have tested positive. The increase in active cases was a new daily high for the state.
Alaska’s chief medical officer gave several reasons on Wednesday for why Alaskans should wear masks when they can’t stay six feet away from others. But she didn’t say that they have to do it. Some Alaska lawmakers said they want to know why the state hasn’t announced more changes in response to the recent rise…
Both deaths were recently reported to the state. Both had their Alaska residence in Juneau. One died in Washington state. The other was in New Jersey.
State health officials reported a new daily high of 44 new COVID-19 cases by the end of the day Wednesday: 25 Alaskans and 19 nonresidents.
Gov. Dunleavy’s administration announced changes to the plan last week that would expand the number of small businesses that could receive relief. And it is these changes that a Juneau man is seeking to block.
Lt. Gov. Meyer said the state is encouraging voters to request absentee ballots or to vote early to reduce the lines on election day.
Sen. Elvi-Gray Jackson plans to introduce the bill before the next Legislature convenes in January
Some business owners and advocates said the changes don’t go far enough, and that the Legislature should reconvene to pass a bill allowing more businesses to be eligible.