The public can submit questions in advance to CovidQuestions@juneau.org.
City Manager Rorie Watt apologized for the frustration people had trying to get an appointment. City staff hope to schedule more mass vaccination events.
“We do want to make sure we’re trying to get it into the right hands … quickly, but not so quickly that we rush ourselves into additional mistakes,” Assembly member Michelle Hale said.
It’s one more strategy local policymakers are considering toward a perennial goal to make housing more affordable in the Capital City.
A lot of potential COVID-19 vaccinators aren’t ready to do it, are opting not to, or don’t have vaccines yet.
“The bottom line is, is that we had a limited amount of appointments, and a lot of people wanting to make an appointment,” said the head of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination task force.
Officials are waiting to see if there’s a bump in case counts from holiday gatherings, travelers returning to Juneau and from the city’s latest free, asymptomatic testing event.
SHI President Rosita Worl said “the widespread interest in this story indicates to us that the public is as concerned as we are about protecting our cultural heritage.”
In this newscast:
U.S. Senate begins the process to override President Trump’s veto of the annual defense bill,
Sen. Murkowski is the first member of Alaska’s congressional delegation to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,
State health officials are still working on who will get vaccinated when,
The limited supply of reagents for COVID-19 testing may bottleneck Juneau’s new system for testing in town,
The state Department of Corrections says almost every inmate at Goose Creek Correctional Center has had the coronavirus,
Anchorage is relaxing its coronavirus restrictions,
The federal government finalizes an agreement with a mining company to permanently seal a former uranium mine in the Tongass National Forest, and
The University of Alaska Anchorage alpine ski team raises enough money to save itself from elimination.
The lab can process almost 400 COVID-19 tests in an 8-hour shift. But the chemicals used for processing tests is proprietary and limited to 940 tests a week.