“We think it’s relatively low-exposure work,” said Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove. “It’s really a great job opportunity for folks. So, you know, we essentially are not going to have a normal tourism season that we would normally have this summer. And I know a lot of people look to that type of seasonal work. And I think that this type of work will be very similar.”
The Assembly discussed the emergency ordinance at meetings last week and on Monday, but was waiting on additional guidance on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s statewide 14-day quarantine mandate, which is set to expire Friday.
Southeast Alaska’s largest tribe is reminding citizens that it could see a loss in funding if they don’t report in the 2020 census.
Leadership at Ketchikan’s University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday asked the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to oppose a proposed campus merger. Priscilla Schulte leads the Ketchikan UAS campus. She says the proposed cost-cutting move to merge UAS with University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage or Fairbanks won’t serve students in Southeast Alaska. “There’s quite a…
The assembly heard testimony Monday from members of the public about an emergency ordinance requiring visitors, workers and Juneau residents to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to monitor for COVID-19.
The Juneau Assembly will hold a virtual special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. before its regularly scheduled committee meeting.
The initial investigations into Juneau’s cases announced on Thursday and Friday show that both are travel-related.
Wrangell is coordinating with a regional effort seeking assurances from operators of small cruise ships seeking to sail this summer.
Juneau’s Assembly with meet to discuss COVID-19 mitigation and the out-of-state travel quarantine, federal CARES Act funding, child care relief and an ordinance requiring cloth face masks on Capital Transit buses.
The Juneau Assembly is nearing the end of its annual budget process with a notably brighter outlook than the one it started with.