Economy

Federal fisheries agency to staff: Keep “COVID-19” and “pandemic” out of documents

A federal fisheries management agency has barred some of its employees from making formal references to the COVID-19 pandemic without preapproval from leadership, according to an internal agency document. The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the Commerce Department, manages federal fish stocks in partnership with appointed regional councils. Fishing crews and seafood businesses have been…

Alaska’s top doctor urges wearing masks to lawmakers, who ask why the state hasn’t mandated them

Alaska’s chief medical officer gave several reasons on Wednesday for why Alaskans should wear masks when they can’t stay six feet away from others. But she didn’t say that they have to do it.  Some Alaska lawmakers said they want to know why the state hasn’t announced more changes in response to the recent rise…

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