There has been very little contact with Tonga since Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted.
A team of inspectors went through the school on Thursday and notified the district that cleanup and repairs will take several weeks.
Juneau’s high school basketball and hockey players no longer have to wear masks while playing the game. They can instead participate in increased testing.
The community has been operating under this system since August of 2020.
A new exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features paintings created by local artist Avery Skaggs. Skaggs is in a wheelchair and is non-verbal, but expresses himself through art.
The roofs of at least two buildings in Juneau have failed, apparently due to heavy snow loads. Emergency responders confirmed both buildings were vacant.
The flooding is caused by a pipe that burst over the weekend.
Juneau’s Fred Meyer closed early on Sunday evening and remains closed Monday. Deputy City Manager Robert Barr said the company is working on a risk assessment, and the closure was primarily due to an inability to keep up with snow removal.
The Juneau School District says classes won’t move online during the closure.
Juneau’s schools are set to open to students on Monday. KTOO’s Bridget Dowd spoke with Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss about what it takes to keep schools open during a surge of new COVID-19 cases.