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April 14, 2020 / This week from The Signal

All the latest news and information from around Alaska about the coronavirus.
Alex Kim, owner of Chopstix Sushi Restaurant in Bethel, says he may have to return to Korea if business doesn’t pick up. Restaurants throughout Alaska are in peril following mandates that restrict business to delivery and pickup orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Story by Greg Kim/KYUK-Bethel; photo by Katie Basile/KYUK-Bethel)

But first… how do you mask?

On Sunday, I did something that I don't plan to do again for a few weeks: grocery shopping. It was heartening to see fellow shoppers wearing masks in the store, which is currently recommended by both state and federal health officials. I also wore a mask, but mine was rather shoddily put together — I basically tried to tie a washcloth around my head with some ribbon I found in my closet. I'm sure it looked silly, but at least this time, me looking silly is endorsed by the CDC.

But as I struggled to keep a rag strapped to my face, I wondered if maybe there were more proper masks out there for me. Signaliens, how did you obtain or create your own masks? Did you get one from a crafty friend? Did you find an easy-to-follow sewing pattern online? Share your mask solutions with me! Email ryanc@ktoo.org or tweet me @RyCunn.

The latest on COVID-19 and Alaska 

Here is all the most up-to-date coronavirus coverage from public media in Alaska.

Top headlines Economic impacts State government news Information and resources (CDCWHOAlaska DHSS)

Video of the week

Congress has now passed three coronavirus response bills that President Donald Trump has signed, each bigger than the last. The largest and most far-reaching is the CARES Act. Alaska Public Media’s Liz Ruskin looks at the $2.2 trillion legislation and what it will mean for Alaskans.

Just one more thing…

Community Connection is a segment on KTOO’s Juneau Afternoon where listeners share personal stories, reflections, poetry or music about life in these strange times.

There are a few reasons why I'm sharing this song from Henry Leasia this week: 1) The song is good; 2) It was Henry's birthday last week; and 3) Henry is also a very talented reporter for KHNS in Haines. Enjoy "Love in the Time of Corona" by Henry, aka Leasia Keys.

More news around Alaska

For more local coverage during the global pandemic, check in regularly with your community stations. Here's an admittedly incomplete list: KBBI in Homer; KCAW in Sitka; KDLG in Dillingham; KDLL in Kenai; KFSK in Petersburg; KHNS in Haines; KMXT in Kodiak; KNOM in Nome; KOTZ in Kotzebue; KRBD in Ketchikan; KSKA and KNBA in Anchorage; KSTK in Wrangell; KTNA in Talkeetna; KUAC in Fairbanks; KUCB in Unalaska; KYUK in Bethel.

The Signal is written by KTOO digital media editor Ryan Cunningham
and edited by KTOO managing editor Jennifer Pemberton.

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