The U.S. Senate on Thursday blocked consideration of a waiver that would have allowed foreign-flagged cruise ships to visit Alaska ports this summer.
Alaska’s state health department reports that one-tenth of one percent of vaccinated Alaskans ended up testing positive for COVID-19 in February and March.
While the disaster declaration expired on Feb. 14, House Bill 76 would make the extension retroactive to that date.
Organizer Sealaska Heritage Institute said Wednesday it hopes to reschedule the Ketchikan event next month. A firm date has not been set.
City Administrator John Leach told the Sitka Assembly that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is offering the city $1 million to ease the economic effects of the ongoing cruise suspension in Alaska.
The Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that it was getting rid of the requirement that inmates be vaccinated in order to receive visitors.
As of Monday, city officials know of 17 people with active cases in Juneau. More than 49% of Juneau’s total population has completed the vaccine series.
Alaska health officials anticipate kids aged 12-15 will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine long before school starts again in the fall.
The more people get vaccinated, the more permissive things get when it comes to masks, social distancing and indoor gatherings.
Two churches hosted pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Monday, April 26.