A lot about Juneau’s future is up in the air still, but one thing is certain now: more than a million cruise ship passengers will not be coming to town this summer.
American Cruise Lines had planned cruises in late June and was working with communities to come up with acceptable protocols for screening, testing, cleaning and quarantine for its passengers and crew.
The Juneau resident is included in Monday’s update from the state with 18 other Alaskans who were reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Since March, 460 Alaska residents have tested positive for the virus and 21 nonresidents. The majority of them have recovered, 10 Alaskans have died.
The pandemic means there are more opportunities every day to talk to new people who haven’t been a part of our coverage before.
In this newscast: The similarities between the current coronavirus pandemic and the influenza pandemic of over a century ago; A Chilkat weaver in Juneau wanted to create a work of art to reflect the biggest story of our time; Local bears are out and they’re hungry; Stock in Norwegian Cruise Lines’ parent company took a dive
The port schedule still says that the Carnival Spirit should have arrived at 7:00 a.m. on Friday. There could have been more than 2,000 people in Juneau for eight hours, spending money.
In this newscast: Requests for emergency hunts are piling up for federal and state agencies; Practically all of the money the Juneau Assembly committed for its emergency small business loan program has been allocated; State spending audit finds problems after state denies auditors access to oil tax records; Princess Cruises and Holland America Line are canceling sailings and closing lodges and bus tours in Alaska; The city of Valdez is appealing a decision from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska that allows Hilcorp to keep financial documents confidential
In this newscast: Lawmakers ask Gov. Mike Dunleavy to immediately issue a statewide shelter-in-place order; SHI postpones Celebration until 2021; CBJ is expanding its criteria for COVID-19 testing; health officials are encouraging people to go outside — with limits
In this newscast: President Trump has been talking about helping out the cruise industry, but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea; Juneau’s Capital Transit is asking residents to use the buses only for essential travel; Some restaurants in Alaska are adjusting to the ban on dine-in services, but it hasn’t been easy