Buses will be limited to 9 people at a time.
Two of the people who tested positive for the disease were hospitalized and in critical condition, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said at a news conference Wednesday evening.
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.
With COVID-19 concerns, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves. But distilleries are creating their own product.
One bill would extend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster emergency declaration for the state until Sept. 1.
Experts say COVID-19’s relatively late arrival in Alaska, combined with its isolation, could give the state an advantage over areas that had less time to prepare.
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.
Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower proposed the payment as an amendment to the budget bill. Senators intend for the payments to be made immediately after the bill passes.
Legislators who represent the bulk of Alaska’s villages are asking the state’s congressional delegation to try to extend the deadline for Alaskans to get REAL ID-compliant identification.
“The latest two releases of the ‘Call of Duty’ video game have put more demand on our network than recent events, and our network continues to operate flawlessly,” says Alaska Communications’ external affairs director.