At the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, the installation commander has declared a public health emergency due to an elevated risk on the base for “sustained community transmission.”
The state epidemiologist says some new cases in Anchorage indicate community transmission.
The Assembly debated the measure for several hours on Sunday, trying to balance protecting public health, minimizing economic hardship, and how far to infringe civil liberties.
Three of the people sickened have not been traveling.
Alaska now has 17 confirmed cases of the virus.
In the first five days of last week there were 4,046 new claims.
Psychotherapist Dr. Elaine Schroeder explores ways to maintain mental wellness during the pandemic and social isolation.
The state wouldn’t have enough money in the Constitutional Budget Reserve to pay the roughly $3,000 PFD using the formula in state law.
The Juneau International Airport sees multiple daily flights to and from Seattle — one of the epicenters of coronavirus spread in the United States.
A memo from the state of Alaska asks that child care facilities remain open if they can do so safely.