As the highly contagious delta variant spreads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that even fully vaccinated people mask up indoors if they’re in a place with “substantial” or “high” virus transmission.
Additional crew has been called in to cover for the workers sidelined by COVID-19.
President Biden is said to be giving “strong consideration” to new requirements for federal employees to help arrest the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus.
Cruise tourism’s restart after a nearly two-year hiatus is bringing hope for a revived economy in Southeast — but also safety concerns on ship and shore.
The Juneau Assembly unanimously reenacted its emergency measures to combat COVID-19. They are now in effect until Oct. 31.
UAA economist Kevin Barry said incentives work to get people who were close to the threshold anyway but aren’t as helpful for reaching people who don’t trust science or authority figures.
Janet Johnston has left her job for a position outside the government.
Leaders of Alaska’s largest hospitals say a steep rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations is straining a health care system that’s already struggling with staffing shortages and a burned-out workforce.
While Hoonah welcomes the return of cruise ships, residents and visitors remain cautious during a recent rise in coronavirus cases in Alaska.
And while several of his accusers — and the state’s prosecutor — have again asked that he be returned to Juneau to post a higher bail and be monitored, a judge decided against it in early July.