The board had tried to settle on the language during its Sept. 14 meeting, but a member of the public raised some concerns. It was sent back to the policy committee for revision and then adopted this week.
The Juneau School District has formally surveyed its employees on their vaccination status. Of the 600 or so who’ve responded, 92% are vaccinated. However, about 100 other staff members have yet to provide their information.
The games are based on hunting and survival skills that allowed the Inupiaq people to live in Arctic conditions.
Even though the penalty has been an option in the past, no fines were ever issued.
Matt Miller has been the voice of KTOO’s morning news since 1998. Thursday, Sept. 30 was his last day hosting Morning Edition at the station. Reporter Bridget Dowd will be filling in as host for at least the month of October.
After a candidate’s late bid for school board and newfound information about other candidates, many Juneau voters have asked if they can change their votes. But once a ballot is returned, the city clerk says there’s no going back.
Initially, the measures were going to be extended until June 2022, but many residents who testified said that time period felt too long. Even with the new date of March 1, the assembly can choose to toss the policy at any time.
Some Juneau residents will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster as early as next week. Those who are eligible for the booster shot include people who are 65 and older, those in long-term care facilities, anyone 18 or older with underlying health issues and anyone 18 or older who is at an increased risk for exposure to COVID-19.
Although it will be an uphill battle to get the word out before the Oct. 5 election, write-in candidate Will Muldoon said he wouldn’t run if he didn’t think he still had a chance.
As of Monday afternoon, the facility was housing 41 COVID positive inmates. It’s not clear how many staff members have tested positive.