One bill would extend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster emergency declaration for the state until Sept. 1.
A hospital spokesperson says the patient is currently in critical care at Bartlett Regional Hospital
Experts say COVID-19’s relatively late arrival in Alaska, combined with its isolation, could give the state an advantage over areas that had less time to prepare.
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding education right now. Schools statewide are closed until at least May 1, but that doesn’t mean instruction has ended.
The resolution includes a number of exemptions for critical businesses related to health care, construction, shipping and home repair.
As originally written, the Juneau Assembly’s emergency resolution would institute a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from out-of-state or a community with confirmed coronavirus cases. But Juneau’s two largest private employers objected.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration announced on Monday that anyone entering Alaska from out of state must self-quarantine themselves for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. The mandate goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower proposed the payment as an amendment to the budget bill. Senators intend for the payments to be made immediately after the bill passes.
Legislators who represent the bulk of Alaska’s villages are asking the state’s congressional delegation to try to extend the deadline for Alaskans to get REAL ID-compliant identification.
“The latest two releases of the ‘Call of Duty’ video game have put more demand on our network than recent events, and our network continues to operate flawlessly,” says Alaska Communications’ external affairs director.