Residents along the river said snow in their areas was melting fast, with several feet still remaining.
Spokesperson Sarah Gallagher said in an email that because many staff members receive vaccinations in the community, they’re not able to track the total number.
During the meeting, council members shared their current needs and discussed potential spring flooding.
The Governor’s office says the Conditional Sailing Order doesn’t make sense in Alaska, where vaccination rates are high and COVID-19 hospitalizations are low compared to the rest of the nation.
Concerned residents in the Southeast Alaska town of Gustavus pushed state agencies to do more testing for contaminants before major construction at the city’s airport. And the state found more toxic “forever chemicals” at the site.
It’s the first opportunity for public visitation in over a year after Corrections officials closed all non-essential access to facilities in March of 2020.
The land along the road’s route near the highway and the village of Evansville is owned by Doyon, the state’s largest private landowner. The agreement is not a right of way and does not guarantee long-term access to the area by AIDEA or the road project.
The Alaska Senate voted 17-1 to remove Republican Eagle River Sen. Lora Reinbold as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
The legislation would bar private businesses and public entities from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment unless authorized by federal law.
Alaska will offer tourists vaccinations starting on June 1 as part of the state’s plan to assist tourism-related businesses.