Ferry employees are also following a no-contact policy with riders and will regularly sanitize public areas at terminals and on the ferries.
The cold weather shelter will continue to operate under the same hours for now — 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. — whenever the temperature is below freezing.
Thousands of Alaska parents are in a tailspin as they scramble to find care for their kids during the global coronavirus pandemic that has closed public schools across the state.
The case count has risen every day this week, and includes patients in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Seward. The test results announced today add two more cases from Fairbanks and one more from Ketchikan to the list.
According to a media release, the airman recently traveled overseas and is now self-quarantining at home.
Canada is closing its land borders to “non-essential travel” to slow the spread of coronavirus. And that’s leaving many Alaskans scrambling for answers.
The coronavirus is drastically altering the social landscape we live in. It’s also forcing Alaskans to reconsider their plans for the future.
Store owners in Juneau say that while the coronavirus-induced panic-buying is straining their supplies, they’re confident nothing is going to disrupt their shipments, so overbuying is unnecessary.
Supplies of certain products have run low in Alaska because of people stocking up in the wake of coronavirus concerns. In Bristol Bay, several grocery stores are preparing to offset the wave of product shortages in the region.
The health mandate begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday and instructs all bars, breweries, restaurants and other eating establishments to close dining areas and tasting rooms, and encourages them to instead offer delivery service or to-go orders. The mandate is in effect through at least April 1.