Oil and gas company BP confirmed Tuesday that a worker at Prudhoe Bay has tested positive for COVID-19.
That would allow them to put $35 million into the a fund that could later benefit the Ambler Road Project, which they’re also scheduled to vote on.
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.
Kensington Mine workers will now be required to spend 14 days in quarantine in a Juneau hotel if they arrive from outside Alaska or from a coronavirus-infected community.
As originally written, the Juneau Assembly’s emergency resolution would institute a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from out-of-state or a community with confirmed coronavirus cases. But Juneau’s two largest private employers objected.
The state wouldn’t have enough money in the Constitutional Budget Reserve to pay the roughly $3,000 PFD using the formula in state law.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the team will recommend decisive policies to protect jobs, families and the economy.
The price of U.S. and global benchmarks are both below $40 per barrel. The COVID-19 pandemic is driving some of the recent decline, but prices were low even before the outbreak.
The companies met last week and agreed to start screening all of their workers when they check in in Anchorage.
The Southeast community of Haines has the reputation of being polarized. It lived up to that reputation last week with two vastly different events about a potential metals mine.