Juneau’s high school basketball and hockey players no longer have to wear masks while playing the game. They can instead participate in increased testing.
The flooding is caused by a pipe that burst over the weekend.
The Juneau School District says classes won’t move online during the closure.
Juneau’s schools are set to open to students on Monday. KTOO’s Bridget Dowd spoke with Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss about what it takes to keep schools open during a surge of new COVID-19 cases.
The vaccine did bring some hope to early 2021, but while the virus was being knocked back a bit, the damage the pandemic brought to society was already done.
Donations for the privilege of posing with Penny go to a program called IGNITE, which introduces students to career and technical programs at the high school.
The Juneau School District is no longer requiring students to quarantine at home after being exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Instead, families now have the option to use antigen tests before sending their kids out the door.
The school district has been working with community partners like Sealaska Heritage Institute, the Douglas Indian Association, and Goldbelt Heritage Foundation to foster the revitalization of Lingít language.
After her shot, third grader Nehir Caf said COVID-19 is like the villain from Harry Potter: “I don’t know why, but COVID reminds me of Voldemort.”
Now that Resurrection Lutheran Church has its permit approved, it can start housing people when the weather gets below freezing.