A lot of people were at the library Sunday to stock up on books. Potentially, they’ll be stuck at home, due to workplace and school closures taking effect Monday morning.
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has banned dine-in service for food and drink at restaurants, bars and breweries, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The order also closes gyms, bingo halls and theaters, and it bans gatherings of more than 50 people.
Iditarod mushers will still be finishing on Front Street in Nome next week, but the city of Nome will not be hosting any festivities.
The board says they’re concerned about safety due to the COVID-19 virus.
The school district emailed parents Thursday evening saying they’re closing the school and cancelling all after-school activities and meetings as a precaution.
City leaders say they received hundreds of emails and phone calls from the public about the Westerdam’s arrival. People wanted to know why the ship was coming here, what it would do once it arrived, how the city could be sure there were no cases of COVID-19 on board.
A new effort by Anchorage officials is grappling with thousands of discriminatory contracts still written into deeds all over town, part of Anchorage’s checkered legacy on race.
KTOO News hosted a special program on coronavirus, answering questions about school closures, cruise ships, hospital preparations and more.
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly’s regular meeting on Feb. 24, 2020.
Residents of the Northwest Arctic village of Noorvik, where there is no village public safety officer, say their town is feeling increasingly unsafe.