State public health experts gathered Wednesday to discuss the latest science and the medical response to COVID-19.
The pilot project in the Second Judicial District, which includes Utqiagvik, Kotzebue and Nome, is part of the court system’s response to COVID-19.
Beginning Monday, people will have to wear masks indoors and in public spaces like restaurants and stores and on public transit in Anchorage.
Alaska’s chief medical officer gave several reasons on Wednesday for why Alaskans should wear masks when they can’t stay six feet away from others. But she didn’t say that they have to do it. Some Alaska lawmakers said they want to know why the state hasn’t announced more changes in response to the recent rise…
Both deaths were recently reported to the state. Both had their Alaska residence in Juneau. One died in Washington state. The other was in New Jersey.
State health officials reported a new daily high of 44 new COVID-19 cases by the end of the day Wednesday: 25 Alaskans and 19 nonresidents.
The race centers on incumbent David Eastman, who is so polarizing that some lawmakers say he played a big role in blocking his own party from forming a majority in his chamber last year.
Most people who took a flight to Alaska from out of state last week opted to bypass the two-week quarantine and undergo COVID-19 testing instead, according to state health officials.
Gov. Dunleavy’s administration announced changes to the plan last week that would expand the number of small businesses that could receive relief. And it is these changes that a Juneau man is seeking to block.
At 87 years old, Young is the nation’s oldest Congressman, and he’s at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.