While Alaska’s rallies and protests have remained peaceful some Alaskans have reported instances of intimidation, backlash, or resistance. More demonstrations are planned for this weekend.
The total number of nonresident coronavirus cases now stands at 41. The majority of those have been seafood workers.
One protestor says it can be difficult to see the impacts of systemic police violence in a town where officers generally have a good relationship with the community.
So far, the state has recorded a total of 505 cases among residents, with 373 recoveries. There are 22 cases among nonresidents, 15 of them are seafood workers from out of state.
It’s the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska since the state started tracking the virus in March.
Of the seven new cases reported Monday, the state says four of the Alaskans are from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and three are from the Municipality of Anchorage.
Almost half of Sunday’s record new coronavirus cases discovered at Anchorage long-term care facility.
Since March, 460 Alaska residents have tested positive for the virus and 21 nonresidents. The majority of them have recovered, 10 Alaskans have died.
Hilcorp took steps to comply after it got a notice of violation
Most other large festivals around the state have already been canceled