Two inmates at the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility in Juneau tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. According to the city, both had recently been admitted to the facility and were in quarantine, so they didn’t have contact with other inmates. An Alaska Department of Corrections spokesperson didn’t immediately return an email seeking more information about…
The plan calls for elementary classes and all special education classes to resume on Oct. 19. Middle school students are set to return in mid-November, and high school students are scheduled to go back on Jan. 4.
Residents in Hyder and Stewart are advocating for what they’re calling the Bear Bubble, which would create a shared space for residents in both communities and exempt them from the quarantine rules.
Dr. Anne Zink says that “what we do between now and really the end of the year is gonna determine how the pandemic plays out in this state.”
All Alaska communities had to do to receive the first round of state funding was to sign a grant agreement and pass a resolution accepting the grants.
“We’re hearing more and more ‘I don’t trust the CDC, I don’t trust the FDA, but I trust this YouTube video I just watched on Facebook,’” said Coleman Cutchins, with Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services.
Bethel has a new mandate requiring people arriving at the Alaska Airlines terminal to be tested for COVID-19 — and requiring cab drivers to check.
The policies identify specific examples of “sexual grooming” behavior and spell out how the district should respond to reports of it.
This summer, Milagro Darby saw an opportunity to scale up her solo side hustle. She now runs a five-person tutoring business and thinks demand for private tutoring will keep growing as parents and students get frustrated with distance learning.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy hosts a virtual town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.