COVID-19 cases have been slowly ticking up in the U.S., with the omicron BA.2 subvariant now the dominant strain in the country.
After more than an hour of public testimony from parents, students and educators with different viewpoints, the board voted unanimously to bring back a mask-optional policy.
So many people caught omicron over the winter that almost 60% of everyone in the U.S. now have antibodies to the virus in their blood.
The antiviral pill is available to patients older than 12 who have tested positive for COVID and are at risk for developing a severe case of the disease.
As America approaches a million deaths from COVID-19, many thousands of families have been left wondering whether available treatments and vaccines could have saved their loved ones.
Wearing a mask became optional earlier in the week after a Florida judge ended the federal government’s mask mandate that covered public transportation.
The town is experiencing one of its largest outbreaks of the pandemic, with upwards of 30 residents testing positive since the first week of April.
Travelers who were once banned by major U.S. airlines for violating the federal mask mandate may soon be allowed to fly again.
Places with especially high case rates include the Southeast communities of Petersburg, Wrangell and Sitka.
On Tuesday, the City and Borough of Juneau announced that masks will no longer be required on public transportation like city buses or at Juneau International Airport.