There is still community spread of COVID-19 happening in Juneau, but according to a press release from the city, hospital capacity and contact tracing are at manageable levels.
“Since the new year, the tea leaves and the news has been progressively more pessimistic for the return of cruise ships for the summer,” said Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt.
In this newscast: Juneau’s mass vaccination event, call for Eastman to be removed, Alaska National Guard helping with inauguration security
Overall cases of COVID-19 have dropped in Juneau, but there is still community spread occurring, which means that the source of some people’s infections is unknown.
Even though they spent an extra month in the hospital, Madelynn’s dad is still glad his daughter was born in 2021.
How bad was it? Will the industry bounce back? Will Juneau bounce back? We discuss the cruise season that wasn’t and what Cruise Towns might expect for next year.
Almost everything we reported on this year falls into the categories of pandemic, election, racial justice or weather. We relentlessly covered the big events that defined the year.
High winds, flooding and landslides caused moderate to severe damage in communities across Southeast Alaska Wednesday, as an atmospheric river stalled over the region and brought record-breaking rain.
Earlier this week officials from seven hospitals across the state this week and all expressed concern about the state’s health care system’s ability to handle the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases.
In this newscast: Dunleavy issues emergency alert to Alaskans’ cellphones; school district divided about start of in-person classes; Rep. Andi Story wins second term; UAS interim chancellor is now permanent