The federally-compliant REAL IDs were set to be required by October of this year for anyone traveling by plane throughout the United States.
The economic strain caused by the COVID-19 crisis is forcing more people to look for help getting basic necessities like food.
The designation is based on things like the rate of infection among people who have not recently traveled or been in close contact with someone known to be infected.
As state, federal and local governments ramp up their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has sent an emergency declaration to its 31,000 citizens.
According to a civil complaint, Juan Lyle Aune of Anchorage started purchasing packs of N95 masks in late February as concern about the coronavirus in Alaska started to spread. He later sold them on eBay and Amazon at over four times their purchase price.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has ordered dine-in service at restaurants and bars statewide to remain shut down until further notice, as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continues to grow.
Despite largely negative input from the public, the AIDEA board voted unanimously to support a resolution to categorize the Ambler Road project as an Arctic Infrastructure project.
A top official at Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. sent an email to other managers this month promoting the falsehood that the coronavirus pandemic is no worse than the flu and is part of a political conspiracy.
Travel restrictions has also lessened demand for passenger service.
State PFD offices have been closed to the public since mid-March due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, prompting the extension.