Ferry employees are also following a no-contact policy with riders and will regularly sanitize public areas at terminals and on the ferries.
Canada and the U.S. will close borders to “non-essential travel.”
Canada is closing its land borders to “non-essential travel” to slow the spread of coronavirus. And that’s leaving many Alaskans scrambling for answers.
Store owners in Juneau say that while the coronavirus-induced panic-buying is straining their supplies, they’re confident nothing is going to disrupt their shipments, so overbuying is unnecessary.
A few weeks ago, the general manager of Juneau Tours and Whale Watch was sweating over how busy a summer tourism season was coming. Now, she’s laying off staff and packing up the office to move to a smaller space.
Local officials say the individual who tested positive is a Ketchikan Gateway Borough employee who has a history of travel to the Lower 48. It’s the first reported COVID-19 case in Southeast Alaska.
The Gold Medal Basketball Tournament was canceled on Friday, due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 virus.
Alaska Native and tribal health organizations take the wellness of their communities pretty seriously. Many of them are taking a precautionary approach to coronavirus — but their biggest piece of advice is this: Don’t panic.
The Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau will close to the general public as of 5 p.m. Friday.
Canada has closed its ports to large cruise ships until July 1 in response to the spread of coronavirus. The restriction applies to vessels carrying 500 people or more.