State attorneys say they are reviewing the material in light of the family’s request and will respond by early next week.
Local travel restrictions, restaurant and bar capacities, gathering sizes and other community restrictions may begin shifting on the fly, according to the community’s risk status.
Recommendations include a new staff position responsible for designing a city-backed child care program for the duration of the pandemic. Another is to pay employers to run on-site child care programs.
Superintendent Bridget Weiss emphasized that the school district’s decisions around reopening could have wider community impacts.
If Juneau’s public health conditions remain stable, face-to-face classes with small groups of students may begin after Labor Day.
Assembly members in committee also discussed an anti-racism resolution that’s part of the response to the Black Lives Matter movement’s demands, and Assembly member Rob Edwardson’s ordinance to create a Systemic Racism Review Committee.
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Gov. Dunleavy announces non-residents will no longer have the option to be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at airports, a municipal organization leader questions if second-class boroughs have the legal authority to impose health mandates, Alaska State Troopers continue investigating a Petersburg area car crash that killed four, Republicans are campaigning against fellow Republican Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla, the U.S. Department of Interior announces it will open its first office dedicated to investigating cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous people, a Juneau hiker walks into a strange sign on the trail about “poop pumping,” Juneau is on track to break a summer rainfall record, and local parks officials close Twin Lakes to swimming because of high levels of fecal bacteria.
For parents who are uncomfortable physically sending their kids back but don’t want to lose their connection to their neighborhood school, there will be a distance learning option through neighborhood schools.
“I had no idea what that could possibly mean,” said hiker Roald Simonson. The weird sign led him to a learn about how the Forest Service maintains remote outhouses.
Assembly members and the public expressed support for rooting out systemic racism. But there were also concerns that the proposal would introduce a major hurdle to local policymaking.