“The goal is to first stop the fire. You know, the fire’s going, stop the fire,” says business owner Venietia Santana. “There’s a bunch of bills right now that are just on hold to pay.”
The Small Business Administration says it’s ready to make immediate “loan advances” of up to $10,000 to companies hurt by the coronavirus.
Alaska alcohol regulators and lobbyists are asking the governor to relax rules barring takeout and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages.
In a quick turnaround, Juneau Karate Academy instructors Nathan Young and Sarah Young closed the public doors to their Mendenhall Valley dojo — and launched an online training academy.
Meanwhile, the city’s budgeting process is underway and filled with unknowns. Juneau’s city manager proposed a significant property tax increase to balance the budget.
Juneau’s utility operators are taking steps to protect staff from COVID-19, but say they’re well-prepared to continue running throughout the pandemic.
The Juneau Assembly failed to pass an emergency resolution Tuesday that would provide $3 million in loans. But it could decide to revisit the proposal Wednesday.
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.
Some 600 business entities have filed plans with the state outlining how they’ll safely bring out-of-state workers into Alaska to support “critical infrastructure” amid the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Wednesday.
With COVID-19 concerns, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves. But distilleries are creating their own product.