The City and Borough of Juneau is trying to decide where to put the local cold weather shelter. But one group that has been mostly absent from the conversation so far are the people who stay in the shelter.
Juneau emergency management officials are considering escalating the community’s risk status — and restrictions with it — following the new cluster of COVID-19 cases.
Donna Pratt was sick with COVID-19 for most of July. She feared for her life. But from her hospital bed, she wanted the world to know, “I am not being paid to do this as a hoax.”
Winter is coming and competition over a popular trail in Juneau has pit winter sports enthusiasts against each other. One group says they should have exclusive winter access to the snow. The other feels that public lands should be shared among all users.
In early August, the Census Bureau announced that counting would end on September 30 — a month sooner than originally planned.
In the order, mayor Harry Brower said he’s imposing the measures in response to “increasing numbers of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Utqiaġvik.”
State red zone guidelines include distance learning and cancellation of all in-person school activities.
Juneau remains in a “moderate” risk category due to the rate of community spread.
Augustus Brown Pool closed down in March along with other city facilities. It will reopen on September 8th with limited capacity.
Wrangell’s superintendent of schools has apologized for what she called “a heinous and perhaps unforgivable mistake.”