Commerce Commissioner Julie Anderson said she’s spoken to cruise industry members who said there still could be Alaska cruises in August or September.
A combination of low prices and low returns has the summer of 2020 shaping up to be one of the worst in decades.
The number of Alaska small businesses applying for COVID-19 relief grants expanded rapidly this week and they’re asking for more money than is available in the AK CARES program.
The AK CARES grant program has distributed less than a tenth of the $290 million budgeted for it.
Members of Dunleavy’s administration have been holding these briefings since March, generally they’ve shared updates on the number of people in the state with confirmed cases, announced public health mandates, and explained the administration’s strategy and rationale.
Some business owners and advocates said the changes don’t go far enough, and that the Legislature should reconvene to pass a bill allowing more businesses to be eligible.
Fairbanks recorded the most new cases at five, bringing the total to 27 in the Interior Alaska city. Another four of the newly-diagnosed Alaskans are from Juneau, two are from Anchorage, two are from Eagle River and one is from Kenai, according to the state’s health department.
Curious Juneau examines why Gastineau Channel isn’t maintained as a through waterway. Instead most vessels have to take the long way around Douglas Island.