In the past year, cost-cutting, a summer labor strike and a mechanical failure resulted in months-long service gaps, both planned and unplanned, for Alaska’s ferry system.
Buses will be limited to 9 people at a time.
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 Assembly debated the measure for several hours on Sunday, trying to balance protecting public health, minimizing economic hardship, and how far to infringe civil liberties.
The Juneau International Airport sees multiple daily flights to and from Seattle — one of the epicenters of coronavirus spread in the United States.
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.
A new health mandate says people entering Alaska within 14 days of being in an area with widespread, ongoing community spread of coronavirus are considered higher risk.
A spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says it’s unlikely the coronavirus outbreak will cause a disruption to the delivery of goods from out of state.
It defines medium risk travelers as those returning to Alaska within 14 days from anywhere Outside, including the rest of the United States.