Fitch Ratings expressed concern that Alaska leaders would continue to pull large amounts from the state’s reserves.
One of the biggest casualties of the coronavirus pandemic is fun — there are no sports, no going out to bars or movies.
Hundreds of businesses have filed plans with the state outlining how they’ll bring out-of-state workers safely into Alaska.
Now that people are hunkered down because of COVID-19, more customers are buying groceries online — which isn’t possible for everyone.
People experiencing homelessness are exempt under Juneau’s hunker-down order. For many of them, the threat of a pandemic is just not as high of a priority as staying warm or getting their next meal.
The first person to die in Alaska after testing positive for COVID-19 passed away Friday at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday announced two new mandates to further limit Alaskans’ movement and travel within the state, as the number of known COVID-19 cases continues to grow, and the first Alaskan died in the state after testing positive for the disease.
Hair salons, spas, nail salons, barbershops, and tattoo and piercing parlors all over Alaska are closed under an order by the governor intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the lawmakers recognized that the order would “undoubtedly cause hardship for some Alaskans,” but that they believe Alaskans are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to keep their communities safe.
But at least two small businesses in Alaska are retooling their operations from making things like custom car or gun parts, to producing face shields for protecting healthcare providers and printing the long swabs needed to test for the virus.