Alaska Coronavirus Newsfeed, March-May 2020

A summary of daily Alaska media coronavirus coverage during the final semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Alaska sees largest daily COVID-19 case increase with 27 new cases – Anchorage Daily News

‘Open never meant over’: Alaska announces new clusters of COVID-19 in Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula – KTOO, Juneau

Governor says Alaska will keep reopening as state sees biggest daily spike in COVID-19 cases – KTUU

Alaska sees largest single day spike in COVID-19 cases – KTOO, Juneau

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Alaska to replace 14-day quarantine with testing, preferably in advance but also offered at airports – KTOO, Juneau

Five new COVID-19 cases reported in four Alaska communities Friday – KTUU

When tourists don’t come, rental cars sit idle – KTVA, Anchorage

Friday, May 29, 2020

Alaska reports 6 new coronavirus cases following prior day’s spike – Alaska Public Media

A young girl tested positive for coronavirus in Quinhagak, but leaders say they’re ready – KYUK, Bethel

Alaska legislator a founder of national COVID tracking website – KFSK, Petersburg

Tarvarnauramken: The meaning behind the Yupik song that went viral – KYUK, Bethel

Thursday, May 28, 2020

State reports 13 new coronavirus cases, largest new case count for several weeks – KTOO, Juneau

6 tips from Alaska medical experts about minimizing your risk as the state reopens – Alaska Public Media

Your questions about COVID-19 testing, answered – Alaska Public Media

BP Alaska is donating the code for a new online program to track workers’ health – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy: State to offer AK CARES grants to small businesses – KINY, Juneau

Disappointment and money worries for hundreds of vendors after Alaska State Fair cancels – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage School Board weighs 1-day delay to school start due to primary election – KTVA

Here’s how the Anchorage School District will create a plan to restart school this fall – Alaska Public Media

Ravn is fighting to keep flying, but a French bank is pushing to sell off the company’s planes – Alaska Public Media

Convict released early in California flew home to Alaska a day after testing positive for COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

First coronavirus case reported in North Slope Borough – KOTZ, Kotzebue

As Maniilaq details Kotzebue’s first COVID-19 case, city officials worry over enforcing testing – KOTZ, Kotzebue

Second Sitka resident has tested positive for COVID-19 – KCAW, Sitka

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in seafood workers alongside two resident cases – KTUU, Anchorage

Nome hospital reopens after positive tests among workers – KNOM, Nome

YKHC Offering Coronavirus Testing To Missed Memorial Day Alaska Airlines Passengers – KYUK, Bethel

Southeast ports trying to determine if — and how — small ships can safely visit during pandemic – KRBD, Ketchikan

To ease shortage, Juneau Assembly poised to commit $1M to child care providers – KTOO, Juneau

For tenants facing eviction due to COVID-19, attorneys weigh legal options – KTUU, Anchorage

Alaskans want to ride. But a pandemic bicycle boom is making supplies scarce. – Alaska Public Media

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1 more Alaskan tests positive for COVID-19, state reports 38 active cases – KTVA

Amid accuracy concerns, Alaska providers use Abbott COVID-19 testing machines with safeguards in place – Anchorage Daily News

As Maniilaq details Kotzebue’s first COVID-19 case, city officials worry over enforcing testing – Alaska Public Media

A seafood worker in Valdez has COVID-19, but state health officials don’t know how he got it – KTOO, Juneau

6 tips from Alaska medical experts about minimizing your risk as the state reopens – Alaska Public Media

With loosening restrictions, Anchorage gym owner wary of going to full capacity – Alaska Public Media

Fairbanks hospital joins national study on convalescent plasma from COVID patients – KUAC, Fairbanks

Alaska lost 42,000 jobs in April – ALaska Public Media

Monday, May 25, 2020

Mat-Su district superintendent outlines what school could look like in the fall – KTVA

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Alaska domestic violence calls increase during COVID-19, fear of isolation rises – KTUU

City Issues Caution: Mandates in Effect – Sitka Sentinal

4 more Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing total to 408 – KTVA, Anchorage

First case of COVID-19 in Valdez involves seafood industry worker from out of state – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska plans to more than triple its workforce of COVID-19 contact detectives – Alaska Public Media

Economist: Alaska’s job losses are staggering, but not surprising – KTOO, Juneau

First round of CARES Act funding goes to nine Alaska communities – KTVA, Anchorage

Saturday, May 23, 2020

COVID-19 knocked him down, but this tough Alaskan hopes others can learn from his story – Anchorage Daily News

What do you think about the PFD in July? – KFXF, Fairbanks

Alaska Legislature Prepares for the Possibility of Vote-by-Mail – Alaska Native News

Nome hospital shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19 – KNOM

Alaska fishing charters struggling, as travel restrictions put damper on tourism – Alaska Public Media

Low sockeye returns prompt commercial fishing closure on the Copper River – Alaska Public Media

In the time of social distancing, Alaska holds its first online oil and gas lease sale – Alaska Public Media

Balancing municipal budgets during COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Coronavirus fears shrink jackpot for Alaska’s guessing game – KTUU

Friday, May 22, 2020

Here’s what to know about Dunleavy’s final step in reopening the state – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Read the full text of the state of Alaska’s guidance for phases 3 and 4 of reopening – Anchorage Daily News

State of Alaska releases business guidance for Friday’s lifting of COVID-19 restrictions – Anchorage Daily News

How do Alaska leaders know it’s safe to reopen the economy? It’s all about data – but it’s complicated. – Alaska Public Media

Alaska plans to take applications for small-business aid next week – Anchorage Daily News

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Dunleavy talks about plans for the upcoming school year, announces early PFD payout – Alaska Public Media

Alaska lawmakers pass funding bill, finishing what they came to Juneau to do – KTOO, Juneau

Bristol Bay, on edge as it heads into fishing season, has its first resident coronavirus case – KDLG, Dillingham

First positive coronavirus case reported in Kotzebue – Alaska Puiblic Media

Anchorage doctors say patients are waiting to seek care over virus fears. Some have died. – Alaska Public Media

In downtown Anchorage, the streets are quiet and parking is ample. Can locals keep the businesses afloat? – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy to lift most coronavirus restrictions on Alaska businesses Friday – Anchorage Daily News

Juneau begins testing homeless population for COVID-19 – KTOO, Juneau

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lessons From Pandemic Prepare Graduates For Future – KYUK, Bethel

Anchorage’s graduating seniors get ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ at a safe social distance – Anchorage Daily News

KYUK Partners With Kuspuk School District To Host Radio Graduations – KYUK, Bethel

Congratulations to Unalaska’s Class of 2020! – KUCB, Unalaska

Adult Education student succeeds during COVID-19 and a new baby – KTVF, Fairbanks

Gov. Dunleavy said federal relief would make up for an education veto. School officials say that’s not the case. – KRBD, Ketchikan

Alaska Legislature ratifies federal virus relief aid plans – KTUU

‘We’re open’: Alaska businesses can operate at full capacity on Friday, Dunleavy says – Alaska Public Media

First positive coronavirus case reported in Kotzebue – Alaska Public Media

State officials say they’re working to contain Juneau’s correctional facility outbreak – KTOO, Juneau

Southwest Alaska village of Nunapitchuk grapples with flooding and coronavirus – Alaska Public Media

Canadian border closure extended until June 21 – KHNS, Haines

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Anchorage School District scales up free, online summer school options – KTVA

Anchorage high school seniors begin pandemic-style pomp and circumstance ceremonies – Alaska Public Media

Masked and screened, Alaska’s lawmakers reconvene to approve pandemic aid – Anchorage Daily News

Screened for virus in Capitol, lawmakers begin work on federal relief funding – KTOO, Juneau

Alaska lawmakers reconvening with virus screening protocols – KTVA

Three new COVID-19 cases reported Monday bring state total close to 400 cases – KTUU

Inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex tests positive for the coronavirus – Alaska Public Media

Governor says Alaska ready to move into next phase of reopening economy – Anchorage Daily News

LISTEN: Small businesses employ just over half of all Alaskans. How are they fairing as they wait for CARES act funding? – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy to lift most coronavirus restrictions on Alaska businesses Friday – Anchorage Daily News

Phases 3 and 4 of Alaska’s reopening plan to take effect Friday morning – KTUU

Monday, May 18, 2020

KYUK Partners With LKSD To Host Radio Graduations – KYUK, Bethel

Fifth nonresident seafood worker tests positive for coronavirus in Alaska – Alaska Public Media

Juneau flight service declares Ravn “dead” and bids to save Southwest Alaska flights from disappearance – Alaska Public Media

With three-day deadline, lawmakers meet under new safety protocols to approve CARES Act funding – Alaska Public Media

Alaska’s quarantine order has helped thwart COVID-19 but devastated tourism. Will Dunleavy keep it? – KTOO, Juneau

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy will leave quarantine mandate in place for two more weeks – Alaska Public Media

Alaska governor extends quarantine for out-of-state travelers – KTVA

New Alaska COVID-19 cases include traveler to Y-K village – Anchorage Daily News

Nunapitchuk, a small village in the Y-K Delta, is in lockdown after a positive test for COVID-19 – KYUK, Bethel

Trident seafood worker the first positive COVID-19 test in Dillingham – KDLG, Dillingham

One new COVID-19 case reported in Anchorage Municipality – KTUU

No one knows exactly what class will be like this fall. But no matter what, Anchorage schools will be different. – Anchorage Daily News

The school gym wasn’t available, so Adrianna Proffitt has a front-yard signing ceremony – Anchorage Daily News

Saturday, May 16, 2020

State extends interstate travel mandate, provides update on rural capabilities – KTUU

Lawmakers plan on going back to work for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic – KTUU

Alaska legislator compares pandemic safety measures at Capitol to Nazi treatment of Jews – Anchorage Daily News

Despite the pandemic, Alaska’s primary and general elections to follow normal voting process – KTOO, Juneau

Friday, May 15, 2020

Murkowski voices concern for rural communities during Senate Health hearing on COVID-19 – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Lawsuit filed to block coronavirus aid plan, saying Legislature violated Alaska’s constitution – Anchorage Daily News

Initial unemployment insurance claims keep dropping, but economists urge caution – Alaska Public Media

Alaska’s quarantine order has helped thwart COVID-19 but devastated tourism. – Alaska Public Media

Thousands Are Headed to Alaska’s Fishing Towns. So Is the Virus. – New York Times

Copper River salmon fishery opens during coronavirus concerns – KTUU

State begins testing everyone at Lemon Creek Correctional Center for COVID-19 – KTOO, Juneau

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Online engagement rates rebound, some meal sites to close as Anchorage school year inches toward summer – Alaska Public Media

Juneau man sues to block state’s $1.5 billion coronavirus aid plan, citing improper process – KTOO, Juneau

10 staff members at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19 – KTOO, Juneau

There’s no consideration of cultural needs’: Rural teachers discuss alternative to Florida Virtual School – Alaska Public Media

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Some Alaska summer camps prepare to reopen with new rules, reduced capacity – Alaska Public Media

Alaska could be empty of tourists this summer. For residents, there’s an upside. – Alaska Public Media

Border closure leaves Southeast Alaskans cut off from backyard – Associated Press

Alaska’s ferry fans feel shortchanged by state’s federal funding request – CoastAlaska

After weeks with no new cases, 2 people in Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 – KTOO, Juneau

Pandemic strains management of Yukon River salmon – KYUK, Bethel

State says it will provide additional testing to communities ahead of fishing season – KDLG, Dillingham

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Anchorage schools plan summer programs to counter growing learning gap – Anchorage Daily News

What ANCs are doing to help Alaska Native communities cope with the pandemic – Alaska Public Media

Alaska legislative panel approves sweeping coronavirus economic aid plan – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska’s CARES Act Money is one step closer to distribution – KTUU

As Alaska’s summer tourism season nears, a mix of unease, resistance and hope at the end of the road – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska after the apocalypse – Anchorage Daily News

Restaurant closures create uncertainty in the market for premium Copper River salmon – Alaska Public Media

Top doctor at Homeland Security touring rural Alaska ahead of commercial fishing season openers – Anchorage Daily News

Homeland Security medical officer to assess Alaska COVID-19 preparedness – KTVA

Financially-pressed Alaska hospital and nursing homes finally get some cash, but it’s not enough – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska Attorney General joins other states asking Congress to investigate China’s COVID-19 response – KTUU

Monday, May 11, 2020

The pandemic is making it especially difficult to recruit teachers to rural Alaska schools – KTOO, Juneau

Following state’s lead, Sitka schools adopts climate change science curriculum – KCAW, Sitka

Anchorage schools plan summer programs to counter growing learning gap – Anchorage Daily News

In Juneau and Anchorage, pop-up drive-in movies are offering the only show in town – Anchorage Daily News

As the state lifts restrictions, some Juneau bars and restaurants aren’t rushing to reopen – KTOO, Juneau

Anchorage to further ease coronavirus restrictions for businesses Monday – Alaska Public Media

Here’s what Alaska’s second phase of reopening will look like at different businesses – Anchorage Daily News

‘Sometimes we get bored’: Unalaska fish processors work back-to-back seasons to keep their jobs – KUCB, Unalaska

Study: Domestic violence hotline calls rise 52% in Alaska – Associated Press

Two weeks after Alaska’s first inmate tested positive there’s still no clear answer of how virus got in – Alaska Public Media

Alaska nursing homes’ heroism in the face of COVID-19 – Anchorage Daily News

What has it been like to care for COVID-19 patients in Anchorage? Two nurses share their experiences. – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska USA, Denali provide COVID-19 relief to community – KTVA

Sunday, May 10, 2020

One new case of COVID-19 reported in Kenai Saturday – KTUU

‘We didn’t have a choice’: Alaska’s businesses move to manufacture PPE – KTVA

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Three new COVID-19 cases in Alaska, 305 Alaskans listed as recovered from the virus – KTVA

Dunleavy puts pressure on state lawmakers to distribute CARES Act funds – KTVA

Public pools on the Kenai Peninsula, including the Nikiski Pool, remain closed while COVID mitigation plans are prepared. – KDLL

School Bus Driver Union Wants District to Pay Instead of Contractor – KUAC

Friday, May 8, 2020

Homer High School to provide drive-through graduation – Homer News

Recruitment opportunities dry up, teachers back out as districts look to hire for fall – Alaska Public Media

Tenth Alaskan dies from COVID-19; Dunleavy allows bars, theaters and gyms to open – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Bethel Pool And Movie Theater To Reopen; Other Organizations Staying Closed – KYUK

After hours of public comment, Mat-Su school board’s vote to rescind book removal is pushed to later this month – Alaska Public Media

Ghosts of 1918 pandemic haunt Bering Straits villages as they face COVID-19 without water or sewer – KNOM

Herd immunity ‘not really a viable strategy’ in Alaska’s COVID-19 fight, physicians say – Anchorage Daily News

Waiting to hear from the SBA about a coronavirus disaster loan? Murkowski has a tip for you. – Alaska Public Media

Injunction holds up $8B CARES Act Tribal allocation for Alaska Native corporations – KNBA, Anchorage

Unemployment benefits for non-traditional workers to be paid starting Friday – Alaska Public Media

Alaska ferry system won’t require passengers to wear masks…for now – Alaska Public Media

Alaska faces more summer cruise ship cancellations – Associated Press

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Students in rural Alaska struggle with distance learning – KTUU

ANSEP students in rural Alaska adjust to distance learning challenges – KTVA

Anchorage schools reunite students with pencil boxes, light-up sneakers and other left-behind possessions – Anchorage Daily News

Educators react to School Bond Debt Reimbursement veto – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Budget estimates down in face of pandemic – Peninsula Clarion

State’s second phase of reopening Alaska to begin Friday – KTUU

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What Alaskans learned from ‘the mother of all pandemics’ in 1918 – KTOO, Juneau

Alaska reports 10th death from COVID-19, the first in weeks – Anchorage Daily News

Key Alaska lawmakers disagree on whether Legislature must reconvene to approve CARES Act relief – KTOO, Juneau

Under Dunleavy’s new CARES Act distribution, rural boroughs will get more funding – KOTZ

Treasury to distribute COVID-19 relief funds to tribes as Alaska Native corporations remain in litigation – KTUU

All US options should be considered to deal with world oil glut, Alaska senators say – Anchorage Daily News

Update from Senator Lisa Murkowski on COVID-19, State of the State Economy, and Rural Alaska – KNOM

State and municipal officials begin to soften rules on travel within Alaska – KHNS, Haines

Cash crunch from coronavirus crisis will force Alaska Air to shrink – Anchorage Daily News

Unalaska clinic joins ranks of healthcare providers struggling to pay bills during pandemic – KUCB, Unalaska

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Alaska, Interrupted, Episode 5: Prom. Is. Canceled. – Alaska Public Media

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday – KTUU

Alaska’s fate in massive Paycheck Protection Program rests on the shoulders of local bankers – Alaska Public Media

State parks are expecting more campground use by Alaskans during the COVID-19 pandemic – Anchorage Daily News

House Dems launch ethics investigation of Tara Sweeney’s support for CARES Act money for Alaska Native Corporations – KTOO

States with few coronavirus cases, including Alaska, get an outsized share of federal relief money – Anchorage Daily News

Borough set to receive increased CARES funding – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Cash crunch from coronavirus crisis will force Alaska Air to shrink – Seattle Times

Monday, May 4, 2020

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District graduation marches on – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

What it’s like to graduate from UAA during a global pandemic – Alaska Public Media

First COVID-19 case recorded in Fairbanks in three weeks – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wondering who’s hiring in Alaska? Here’s who. KTVA

Governor, legislature spar over power to allocate $1 billion in CARES Act funding – Alaska Public Media

There are new health rules for fishermen arriving in Bristol Bay, but critics say there are loopholes – Alaska Public Media

Yes, Alaska snowbird, you can drive home again. Please don’t touch the Canadians. – Alaska Public Media

Dentists say mandating COVID-19 tests for patients before procedures will ‘shut down’ dentistry – KTOO

Sunday, May 3, 2020

10 senior stories: What it feels like to finish high school in Anchorage in a year when coronavirus stopped, or changed, so many things – Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage School District monitors student engagement during distance learning – KTUU

Moving ahead on our economy: Businesses need to reopen, but Alaskans need to believe it’s safe outside – Fairbanks daily News-Miner

How did politics around reopening Anchorage get so heated? – KTOO

Pandemic highlights the need for better mental health education – Anchorage Daily News

Dunleavy wants the Legislature to quickly approve his plans for federal COVID-19 aid – KTOO

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Nine new COVID-19 cases reported for Alaska, including two on lower Kenai Peninsula – Homer News

Senators detail additional federal funding – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska legislative committee agrees to initial allocation of federal aid funds – Anchorage Daily News

Legislative committee authorizes early CARES Act funding allocations for Alaska – KTUU

Coronavirus toll on Alaska oil industry grows by 300 as Doyon Drilling announces layoffs – Alaska Public Media

Free pop-up COVID-19 testing near Talkeetna is Alaska’s first — but not the last – Anchorage Daily News

Coronavirus Information Hub – KCAW, Sitka

Alaska Zoo is open again – KTVA

Friday, May 1, 2020

Inlet View teachers clear out students desks, prep for curbside pickup – KTVA

Nome School Board Passes $14-Million Budget Proposal, City Council to Finalize – KNOM

Child care centers face coronavirus ‘nightmare’ as enrollment declines – Kodiak Daily Mirror

As Alaska starts to reopen, it’s already too little, too late for some small businesses – Alaska Public Media

Alaska Municipal League predicts up to $250M hit to local government revenues – KMXT, Kodiak

Alaska cities, boroughs say restrictions on federal aid may worsen pandemic-driven recession – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Airlines to require masks for passengers and employees – Alaska Public Media

Governor Dunleavy tweaks plan for federal dollars – KINY, Juneau

University of Alaska will take a massive financial hit due to COVID-19, top administrator warns – Anchorage Daily News

Herd immunity with coronavirus stirs debate among Alaska medical professionals – KTUU

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Alaska’s chief medical officer pushes back against ‘herd immunity’ to control virus spread – KTOO, Juneau

Panel wants to hear from you about local pandemic response – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

In municipal update, Berkowitz urges residents to wear masks, ASD shares plans for graduation – KTUU

ASD prepares for summer learning, offers 4-week extension to students – KTVA

UAF School of Education to ensure graduates are prepared for distance learning –

COVID-19 Daily Update – Wrangell Sentinal

The COVID-19 pandemic has erased most of Alaska’s cruise season, industry representative says – KTOO, Juneau

Denali National Park reopens but plans for drastically different summer – KUAC

A $3 million planeload of PPE for Alaska has landed in Anchorage – Alaska Public Media

At the Dimond Center, the first big Anchorage mall to reopen, stores are ready but customers are few – Alaska Public Media

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Zink to Alaskans: ‘It’s no time to let your guard down.’ – KTOO, Juneau

Six new COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska, including one of North Pole resident – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

State is allowing Bering Sea fishermen to quarantine on boats. A similar plan from an oil company was denied. – KUCB, Unalaska

‘The first glance at what’s coming’: Oilfield service companies alert state of more than 250 layoffs – Alaska Public Media

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Ketchikan’s distance learning program was ready to scale up. So why did the state go with Florida’s? – KRBD, Ketchikan

Federal judge temporarily blocks aid to Alaska Native corporations – Alaska Public Media

Facing social distancing mandates, Anchorage School District plans new ways to honor graduating seniors – Anchorage Daily News

Scientists are struggling to understand COVID-19. As Alaska ramps up testing, what will they find out? – Alaska

Finding a balance between economy and public safety after COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Ketchikan’s rec center was supposed to house homeless during pandemic. An early re-opening has critics worried. – KRBD, Ketchikan

Ravn’s bankruptcy leaves medical transport vacuum in rural Alaska – Alaska Public Media

Juneau board has no plans to follow Mat-Su’s lead on banned books – Juneau Empire

Storybooks, radio connect kids isolated in far-flung Alaska – KATV

Monday, April 27, 2020

Alaska is flattening the curve, health experts say, but it’s complicated – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska COVID-19 cases now at 341 – KINY, Juneau

From her home office yurt, Alaska’s chief medical officer navigates ‘uncharted territory’ – Alaska Public Media

Alaska has relaxed in-state travel rules and set new protocols for childcare, fitness and other businesses – Alaska Public Media

Community members react to banned books in Mat Su Borough – KTUU

Goose Creek inmate tests positive for COVID-19; new cases confirmed in North Pole and Sitka – Anchorage Daily News

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sitka’s first COVID-19 case not included in state’s official Saturday count – Homer News

State reports no new cases of COVID-19 Saturday – KTUU

Gov. Dunleavy plans $300 million for small business aid, but it won’t be quick – Anchorage Daily News

Rep. Ortiz: Legislature will likely reconvene before May deadline – KINY, Juneau

Editorial: Pandemic is no time for partisanship and ego politics – Anchorage Daily News

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hydaburg teachers hold a special event for hunkered-down students – KINY, Juneau

Lower Yukon School District COO Will Take Over as Superintendent This July – KNOM

Mat-Su school board pulls five books from English courses, including ‘Invisible Man’ and ‘Catch-22’ – Anchorage Daily News

Students in Transition continues to provide services – Peninsula Clarion

School district tackles distance learning challenges – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Friday, April 24, 2020

Gov. Dunleavy’s coronavirus aid plan would send $563 million to cities and boroughs, eliminating layoffs and tax hikes for many – Anchorage Daily News – Anchorage Daily News

Citing CARES Act funding, ASD School Board votes to restore funding for health educators – Alaska Public Media

School Board approves controversial civil rights course – KTVF

KUAC TV offers educational programming for homeschoolers – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska has relaxed in-state travel rules and set new protocols for childcare, fitness and other businesses – Alaska Public Media

Why is Alaska a loser on SBA Disaster Loans? Here’s a clue. – Alaska Public Media

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gov. Dunleavy’s coronavirus aid plan would send $563 million to cities and boroughs, eliminating layoffs and tax hikes for many – Anchorage Daily News

Dunleavy says Alaska is in a better position than other states to reopen some businesses – KTOO, Juneau

Alaska is reopening the economy, but Anchorage protesters took to the streets anyway – Alaska Public Media

Amid some confusion, Anchorage is putting protocols in place that will allow businesses to open – Alaska Public Media

BSSD Making a Thousand Face Shields, Some Masks for NSHC Healthcare Providers – KNOM

Dillingham City School District provides over 5,000 meals during shutdown – Arctic Sounder

Tri-Valley principal sets online class expectations; COVID testing available at Cantwell Clinic – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nome School Board Requests $3-Million From City, Focuses on Inupiaq Immersion – KNOM

Koniag gives $50,000 toward COVID-19 relief – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Delivering knowledge: Volunteer Angel Hayes brings Denali students school supplies weekly – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Assembly to fund $1.4 million to school – Wrangell Sentinal

Loss is gain for Alaska’s high school seniors – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Building community, contribution and care as we deal with COVID-19 – Anchorage Daily News

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Recycled computers fixed for Fairbanks students studying from home –

Anchorage School District faces the next distance-learning challenge: Many students aren’t logging in – Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage School District outlines plans for 2020 graduation – KTUU

Fairbanks school board to address school closures, give updates Tuesday – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Anchorage music teacher gets creative to teach rhythm, harmony at home – KTVA

Dunleavy details plan to spend $1.25B in federal aid – KTOO, Juneau

Alaska legislators say they’re preparing to reconvene in early May – Anchorage Daily News

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Oil prices fell to a historic low Monday. Here’s what that means for Alaska. – Alaska Public Media

Alaska oil industry and analyst react to U.S. oil prices crashing – KTUU

Dunleavy outlines steps for cautious reopening of the economy – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage releases gradual roadmap for reopening of the economy – Alaska Public Media

Bristol Bay groups want state to get tough on incoming fishery workers, including testing for coronavirus before they arrive – KDLG, Dillingham

Sullivan defends inclusion of Alaska Native Corporations in CARES Act funding – KOTZ, Kotzebue

Alaska day cares, critical during the coronavirus crisis, are endangered – Anchorage Daily News

Juneau school board member feels Governor’s comments on use of federal funds is misleading – KINY, Juneau

Sorenson ‘impressed’ with district and community response to pandemic – KINY, Juneau

Monday, April 20, 2020

Experts warn of a “dark cloud” for kids’ mental health amid pandemic – Alaska Public Media

Alaska businesses got $922 million from PPP before the federal well ran dry – KCAW, Sitka

Early prisoner release to slow coronavirus spread? Corrections commissioner says it’s ‘not on the table’ – Alaska Public Media

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring Hill Elementary brightens students’ days with picture collage – KTVA

Parents haven’t been tapping Alaska college savings plans amid economic turmoil – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

State’s 5 new COVID-19 cases involve Southcentral Alaska residents – Anchorage Daily News

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Coronavirus case count rises to 309, state looks to open additional economic sectors – KTUU

How epidemiology detectives are tracing each Alaska coronavirus case – Anchorage Daily News

UAA offers early graduation to nursing program seniors amid health care demands – KTVA

Sitka COVID-19 command recommends cloth face masks – KINY, Juneau

Parents and teachers challenged by remote learning in Fairbanks –

ASD makes improvements in schools while students aren’t there – KTUU

Trio of optional educational opportunities for Juneau students – KINY, Juneau

FNSB school district continues free meal distribution for students – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding – Associated Press

Twitter fight erupts between Alaska politicians and Sen. Chuck Schumer over coronavirus relief cash – Anchorage Daily News

Legal experts, legislators push back on Dunleavy’s claim that CARES Act funding will fill in budget vetoes – Alaska Public Media

Alaska lawmakers ask if federal COVID-19 aid can cover governor’s big budget vetoes – KTUU

Capitol Report: Should conditions improve, Legislature may reconvene – The Cordova Times

The implications of plummeting gas and oil prices for Alaska’s economy – KTVF

Friday, April 17, 2020

Some conservatives are pushing to reopen Alaska’s economy. But elected officials, doctors and economists urge caution. – Alaska Public Media

Dunleavy on Trump’s May 1 reopening goal: ‘We’re going to be charting our own course’ – Alaska Public Media

Coronavirus case count reaches 300, but PPE stores improve – KTUU

Twitter fight erupts between Alaska politicians and Sen. Chuck Schumer over coronavirus relief cash – Anchorage Daily News

Nome Public Schools’ Staff & Students Adjust to New Normal of Distance Learning – KNOM

High school mask maker wants to make a difference during pandemic – The Cordova Times

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Alaska law enforcement aims to educate, not bust people for breaking quarantine – KTOO, Juneau

Governor relaxes some health mandates; Fairbanks goes three days without a new COVID case – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska officials take initial steps toward a ‘new normal’ as virus case tally increases – Anchorage Daily News

Covid relief could aid Sitka schools budget — or not – KCAW, Sitka

SB postpones Alaska Reads Act discussions – Petersburg Pilot

Tribes want to exclude Alaska Native corporations from $8 billion coronavirus fund – Alaska Public Media

Lawmakers push back on Dunleavy’s plan to use federal COVID-19 relief money for budget vetoes – KTVA

Rep. Story says use of federal pandemic funding will need legislative approval – KINY, Juneau

Rep. Zulkosky: Budget passed that protects the Alaskan way of life and provides relief to those affected by global pandemic – The Delta Discovery

Coronavirus aid bill contains a windfall for Alaska airports – Anchorage Daily News

Safe conduct of Alaska salmon fisheries is possible during coronavirus crisis, Fish and Game says – Anchorage Daily News

Princess and Holland America cancel most of their Alaska cruises, won’t open lodges this summer – Alaska Public Media

Fairbanks dentist discuss dangers of delaying care –

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Getting online still a challenge for some Anchorage students – KTVA

Families of children with special needs worry their children will be left behind as education moves online – Alaska Public Media

After being labeled coronavirus ‘hotspot’, Fairbanks now has the highest level of testing in Alaska – Alaska Public Media

Murkowski thanks Berkowitz for COVID response: “You led early” – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz announces he will extend ‘hunker down’ order to May 5 – Anchorage Daily News

$600M in loans approved for Alaska small businesses as many wait for relief – KTUU

Alaska lawmakers ask if federal COVID-19 aid can cover governor’s big budget vetoes – KTUU

Alaska is exempting some businesses from health mandates. But it’s keeping their plans secret for now. – Alaska Public Media

Princess and Holland America cancel 2020 Gulf of Alaska sailings because of coronavirus pandemic – Anchorage Daily News

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Alaska COVID-19 update: A ninth death, eight new cases and 13 more recoveries – Alaska Public Media

9th Alaskan to die from COVID-19 is Mat-Su woman in her 30s; first case announced in Bering Strait region – Anchorage Daily News

How is rural Alaska preparing for COVID-19? – Alaska Public Media

DHSS survey explores how COVID-19 is impacting Alaska families – KINY, Juneau

For high school seniors, the pandemic means life on hold – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Shocked and confused, high school seniors navigate a school year cut short by the coronavirus – Alaska Public Media

Alaska Airlines Center to house COVID-19 patients – KTVA

Is Dunleavy’s budget plan legal? Governor says yes but state senators say they have their doubts. – Anchorage Daily News

National study ranks Alaska among most vulnerable to COVID-19 recession – KTVA

Monday, April 13, 2020

Alaska saw a week of more COVID-19 cases and extensions of statewide restrictions – Anchorage Daily News

Scores of Alaska villages implement travel restrictions amid pandemic – Associated Press

Dunleavy vetoes $150K in funding for rural REAL ID assistance – Alaska Public Media

Governor vetoes funding for Alaska’s unified library catalog, video conferencing services – Alaska Public Media

School board member talks about impact of COVID 19 while guest on Action Line – KINY, Juneau

The Dillingham City School District provides over 5,000 meals so far with schools shut down – KDLG

Mayor says emergency orders could last til May, as city tries to help businesses get relief – Alaska Public Media

Cruise lines are taking bookings for an Alaska cruise season that might not even happen – Alaska Public Media

Some Anchorage hotels are transforming from tourist havens to quarantine sites – Alaska Public Media

Alaska banks can’t keep up with demand for coronavirus relief money – Alaska Public Media

Sunday, April 12, 2020

‘Everyone is learning a new way to learn.’ Teachers, students adapt to online school during pandemic – Peninsula Clarion

As Anchorage classrooms shift to online learning, many families still need computers and Wi-Fi – Anchorage Daily News

UCSD Prom Cancelled, Graduation Goes Virtual, As Schools Remain Closed Through End Of School Year – KUCB, Unalaska

With school closures extended, Anchorage students and teachers wonder what’s next – Anchorage Daily News

15 new COVID-19 cases, three new recoveries: Alaska case count up to 272 – KTUU

As processors lay out safety plans, three more tribes call on Dunleavy to close Bristol Bay fishery – KTOO

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Schools Closed For Summer, Nome Students & Teachers Continue Distance Learning – KNOM

Schools are closed, but work goes on. Students are still learning and on track to graduate – Juneau Empire

As Anchorage classrooms shift to online learning, many families still need computers and Wi-Fi – Anchorage Daily News

School District keeps student lunches rolling – Ketchikan Daily News

Anchorage mayor requests emergency power extension, says ‘hunker down’ likely to extend to early May – Anchorage Daily News

Four communities have asked the governor to consider closing Bristol Bay’s commercial fishery – KDLG

Considering all options: New ASD school year could start after Labor Day – KTVA

State leaders discuss rural response, testing amid COVID-19 crisis – KTVA

Juneau correctional center employee tests positive for COVID-19 – Anchorage Daily News

Governor, with help from Christian leaders, appeals to God to fortify Alaska in virus battle – Alaska Public Media

Friday, April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 case count rises to 235, state suspends in-person schooling through school year and mandates social distancing, intrastate travel limits through April 21 – KTUU

State extends Alaska’s K-12 schools closure through rest of school year – Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District releases grading guidelines for remote learning –

Curriculum changes discussed at FNSB school board meeting – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Bristol Bay educators adjust to curriculums outside classroom – KDLG

Petersburg Medical Center to test for COVID-19 locally – Petersburg Pilot

AC Requiring Customers To Wear Face Masks – KYUK

No school, no problem: Small crew provides big meals for Haines students – KTUU

Confused about social services, unemployment or stimulus money? We’ve got you covered. – Alaska Public Media

Thursday, April 9, 2020

LKSD Board Member Challenges Teachers To Deliver Alternatives To Paper Work Packets – KYUK

FNSB schools sideline traditional grading – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

School board passes their budget, discusses transition to remote learning – Homer News

Alaska’s request for medical supplies from the feds fell short, now it’s on the hunt for more as COVID-19 cases grow – Alaska Public Media

Testing ramps up in rural Alaska, but is it enough? – KYUK, Bethel

As coronavirus case count sees biggest rise to date, several state mandates are altered – KTUU

Though case count continues to rise, state says more than 30 Alaskans have recovered from coronavirus – KTUU

ConocoPhillips shuts down North Slope drilling over coronavirus concerns – Alaska Public Media

New unemployment benefits are here, but laid-off workers are having trouble getting applications processed – Alaska Public Media

Aniak Preparing For Two Possible Disasters At Once: COVID-19 And Flooding – KYUK

Why does a barrel of Alaska oil cost less than a pizza? – Alaska Public Media

Gov looks to federal funds to fill gaps in budget – Homer News

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Education, court system among Dunleavy’s vetoes – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska’s budget forecast just got even worse – KTOO, Juneau

Families plug in as districts flip the switch on online learning – KTOO, Juneau

Rural educators strive for equity in distance learning during coronavirus pandemic – Arctic Sounder

‘You Have To Push Yourself In These Times:’ Unalaska’s Schools Transition To Home-Based Education – KUCB, Unalaska

With employees in quarantine after first regional COVID case, Lower Kuskokwim schools tighten protocols – KYUK

Coronavirus adds new stressors on Alaska’s vulnerable youths and young adults – Anchorage Daily News

As coronavirus concerns grow, telehealth connects patients and doctors virtually – Alaska Public Media

Petersburg mom lost her sense of smell. Days later, she tested positive for COVID-19 – KFSK

School district unsure of financial impact of COVID-19 – KDLL, Kenai

Anchorage shuts down all playgrounds in effort to prevent spread of coronavirus – KTVA

Fairbanks School District program has distributed thousands of meals to borough children –

Alaska’s largest private employer, ASRC, cuts jobs after coronavirus causes oil price collapse – Alaska Public Media

Donlin Gold suspends drilling program, moves employees from work camp – Alaska Public Media

Dillingham mayor, Curyung Tribal Council write Dunleavy to consider closing Bristol Bay fishery – KTUU

Carriers scramble to fill void left by Ravn bankruptcy – KUCB, Unalaska

Alaska attorney general says borough’s bid to seize Ravn’s assets is “counterproductive” and “void” – Alaska Public Media

USPS assures that services to rural Alaska will not be interrupted by loss of air service provider –

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

North Slope Borough ‘commandeers’ Ravn’s North Slope assets – Alaska Public Media

Alaska efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19, governor says – Alaska Public Media

Principals report: Sitka students chalk up 90-percent attendance at eSchool – KCAW

In a state where distancing comes easy, Alaskans flee virus to remote camps and cabins – Alaska Public Media

Amid pandemic, Alaska courts order no jail for most misdemeanors, new pathway for bail – Alaska Public Media

Due to revenue drop, Anchorage Daily News cuts pay, lays off 7 – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy signs state budget with vetoes, promises to use federal aid to compensate – Anchorage Daily News

Why House leadership opposed an extra PFD in the budget – KTVA

Monday, April 6, 2020

Alaska enrolls students in Florida-based virtual school – Juneau Empire

Kodiak residents demand airport closure – Kodiak Daily Mirror

State confirms 6th COVID-19 death; Anchorage juvenile justice center employee among the 14 new cases – Anchorage Daily News

Meet the team of Alaskans trying to trace and contain every case of COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Ravn to end all service, layoff all staff and file for bankruptcy – Alaska Public Media

Alaska Air cuts flights further for April and May as coronavirus crisis deepens – Seattle Times

Pogo mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 after 12-day shift – KUAC, Fairbanks

McLaughlin staff member tests positive for COVID-19 as death count rises – Alaska Public Media

Applications flood in for Juneau small business loans in first 24 hours – KTOO, Juneau

How coronavirus travel restrictions actually led to more cops in Kotzebue – Alaska Public Media

Stevens reflects on ‘unusual’ state budget process – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Anchorage school and municipal playgrounds are closed indefinitely – Anchorage Daily News

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Another coronavirus death reported in Alaska, bringing total to six – Alaska Public Media

The coronavirus wave is coming. Let’s make sure we’re ready. – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska medical officer earns praise for coronavirus approach – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Voices: Strategic efforts — not doubling down on the PFD — is the cure for Alaska’s coronavirus crisis – Peninsula Clarion

LKSD Changes Graduation Requirements, Other Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting The School District – KYUK

Howell: ‘Do What’s Right First, And Worry About The Money Later’ – KYUK

Saturday, April 4, 2020

With schools shut down, Bristol Bay educators adjust to curriculums outside the classroom – KDLG, Dillingham

Unalaska’s teachers develop home-based lesson plans – Arctic Sounder

Preparations for outbreak continue as Kodiak remains free of confirmed COVID-19 – Kodiak Daily Mirror

State Department of Education commends educators, offers relief for students – KTVA

More help, less burden: Dunleavy administration adjusts to realities of coronavirus pandemic on health care, economy – KTVA

Who is, and isn’t, affected by Unalaska’s ‘hunker down’ order?– Bristol Bay Times

Friday, April 3, 2020

State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks – KTOO

Chief medical officer presents new tools Alaskans can use to stay updated on COVID-19 – KTVA

Fort Greely reports COVID-19 case; one-third of state cases are in Fairbanks borough – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks woman fighting COVID-19 has a message for fellow Alaskans — stay home – KTVA

New triage tent set to open Friday at Alaska Native Medical Center – KTVA

LKSD Changes Graduation Requirements, Other Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting The School District – KYUK

Alaska establishes new statewide online school staffed by a Florida education provider – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska’s new, Florida-based virtual school is not sitting well with some educators – Alaska Public Media

State extends business closures indefinitely, announces virtual school – Juneau Empire

Anchorage mayor talks hazard pay, economic relief – KTVA

Alaska’s finances have soured dramatically – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Alaska Education Commissioner announces Alaska Statewide Virtual School – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska coronavirus tally rises to 151 cases; nearly a third in the Fairbanks borough – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Where Alaskans can find economic help during the coronavirus crisis – Anchorage Daily News

In an Alaska town where almost everyone lives under the same roof, the pandemic threat feels different – Anchorage Daily News

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating Alaska’s budget, and it could cost you your PFD – Alaska Public Media

Former Alaska leaders urge lawmakers to give emergency money to all Alaskans now – KTVA

Legislature provides Alaska with tools to combat COVID-19 – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Title company helps keep real estate market going with ‘curbside closing’ – KTVA

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

GCI sees unprecedented demand for internet services amid COVID-19 outbreak – KTVA

Hear how Alaskans are coping with coronavirus on our new podcast, Hunker Down Alaska – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy announces COVID-19 Economic Stabilization Plan – KINY

Coronavirus for kids without internet: Quarantined worksheets, learning in parking lots – USA Today

How teachers taught teachers in ramp-up to return of lessons – KBBI, Kenai

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District announces remote schooling plan –

FNSB School District utilizes tech for distance learning – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks superintendent: No traditional ceremonies for 2020 grads – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

KYUK Interns Voice Concerns Over Loss of Academic Opportunities – KYUK

What Governor Dunleavy’s Travel Mandate Means For Unalaska – KUCB

Legislators Hike Funds To Keep Ferries Going – Sitka Sentinal

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Gov. Dunleavy and Alaska’s congressional delegation discuss COVID-19 response

Why Alaska’s Rep. Don Young opposed ‘socialist’ coronavirus aid bill but would likely vote for it now – Alaska Public Media

Proposed state stimulus check removed from Alaska budget –

Alaska’s COVID-19 case tally notches up 5; Delegation explains new federal relief measures – Alaska Public Media

Fairbanks is now considered Alaska’s coronavirus ‘hotspot’ – Alaska Public Media

Congressional delegation says billions in relief coming to Alaska. Everything from student loans to stimulus checks -Juneau Empire

Anchorage School District prepares to go live with distance learning – KTUU

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz: Hunkering down gives us time to prepare for COVID-19’s full impact – Anchorage Daily News

Public defender talks about how the coronavirus is affecting Alaska’s prisoners – KTVF

Alaska federal prosecutors say they will go after people hoarding, profiting from coronavirus medical supplies – Anchorage Daily News

Monday, March 30, 2020

Third Alaskan dies of COVID-19 as state confirms 12 more cases – Anchorage Daily News

UAA study: To prevent deaths, Alaska will need strict interventions for many months – Alaska Public Media

Alaska Airlines Center set to house 150 patients as planners prepare for surge of cases – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage officials: We need your COVID-19 protective gear, including homemade masks, ‘immediately’ – Alaska Public Media

Cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with Fairbanks medical building –

Coronavirus relief package passes through Alaska Legislature – KTUU

For SNAP and WIC recipients, buying groceries during a pandemic is complicated – Alaska Public Media

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Alaska Legislature approves $4.5 billion budget plus $1,000 Permanent Fund dividend, then departs Juneau – Anchorage Daily News

Coronavirus relief package passes through Alaska Legislature – KTUU

Alaska Legislature gives Gov. Dunleavy sweeping powers to deal with coronavirus emergency – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Legislature passes a budget with $1,000 PFD – KTUU

Protective Travel Bans In Effect Across Bering Strait Villages – KNOM

As a different respiratory illness hits rural Alaska, RavnAir’s policy to disallow Alaskans with symptoms from flights leads to challenges – Anchorage Daily News

Interior students navigate high school without classrooms – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wristbands, longer shifts, fever checks: How Alaska oil companies are responding to the global pandemic – KTOO

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Statewide shelter in place, travel ban ordered as Alaska sees first in-state COVID-19 death – Anchgorage Daily News

Alaska has about 200 ventilators and 160 ICU beds statewide, state says – Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order to mid-April and delays property tax bills – Anchorage Daily News

As COVID-19 closes school doors, Northwest Arctic Borough students begin distance learning – KOTZ

Distance-learning lesson plans take shape as Alaska’s students settle in for coronavirus closure – Alaska Public Media

COVID-19: Alaskans have questions. We have answers. – KTUU

Friday, March 27, 2020

‘We crossed a line today’: Dunleavy orders statewide shelter-in-place, limits travel – KTOO

There are now 3 cases of COVID-19 in Juneau – KINY

Top Y-K Delta Leaders Ask Governor For Shelter-In-Place Mandate – KYUK

Travel ban, other statewide mandates implemented as coronavirus cases rise and Alaska sees first in-state death – KTUU

‘Numerous’ health care workers among Alaska’s confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally rises by 10 – Anchorage Daily News

Too Fairbanks healthcare workers test positive for COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

As number of COVID-19 cases grows, Alaska officials warn of a limited healthcare system – Alaska Public Media

To curb coronavirus spread, North Slope Borough suspends travel into its communities – Alaska Public Media

How Y-K Delta villages will enforce travel restrictions – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage Mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order and delays tax day – Alaska Public Media

Governor signs legislation expanding unemployment, increasing internet speeds for Alaska’s schools –

Out of work in Alaska because of the coronavirus? Here’s what you can do now and the help that’s on the way – Alaska Public Media

Port of Seattle suspends cruise ship season “until the resolution of the public health emergency.” – Alaska Public Media

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Alaska set to receive $1.25 billion from federal coronavirus relief package – KTUU

DHSS announces new coronavirus cases in Alaska – KTUU

3/26 COVID-19 Press Briefing – Governor Dunleavy, Dr. Anne Zink, and public health officials give an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Alaska.

Number of coronavirus cases in Alaska jumps to 59 – Alaska Public Media

Alaska Airlines slashes flight schedule by 70% for coming months due to coronavirus crisis – Seattle Times

How well does hunkering down work? Time will tell. – Alaska Public Media

Under Quarantine, Without Internet, BSSD Teachers Deliver Distance Education – KNOM

ASD, closed over coronavirus concerns, breaks down future of school year – KTUU

State proposes $100 million loan guarantee program as hundreds of Alaska businesses seek approval for out-of-state workers – Alaska Public Media

Union sues state, saying it has failed to protect workers from coronavirus – Anchorage Daily News

Amalga Distillery in Juneau is making hand sanitizer for organizations in need – Alaska Public Media

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

3/25 COVID-19 Press Briefing – Governor Dunleavy, public health officials, and the incident management team give an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Alaska.

Outrage grows that many Alaska state workers can’t heed the call to stay home – Alaska Public Media

Alaska’s largest public sector union sues state to compel COVID-19 protections – KTUU

Some Alaska patients report long waits to get coronavirus test results — and testing isn’t yet available in many communities – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska courts halt evictions, many other proceedings until May because of coronavirus concerns – Anchorage Daily News

Longtime Petersburg resident, hospitalized in Washington state, has died of coronavirus – Alaska Public Media

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Juneau coronavirus patient is in critical care, the first Alaskan hospitalized with the virus – Alaska Public Media

Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in Juneau, city ordered to ‘hunker down’ – KTVA

Alaska leaders have taken drastic measures to slow the coronavirus. The ‘$1 million question’ is whether they’re enough. – Alaska Public Media

Dunleavy administration mandates two-week quarantine for people traveling into Alaska – Alaska Public Media

Governor Dunleavy issues health mandates 9 and 10, details first cases of community spread of novel coronavirus –

1 new case in Sterling as governor expands mandates. 5 total new cases Monday bring Alaska count to 37 – Homer News

Alaska House Bush Caucus urges federal government to delay REAL ID deadline – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Staff member at Chugiak High School tests positive for COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Mat-Su COVID-19 cases were not related to travel, borough says – Alaska Public Media

Distance-learning lesson plans take shape as Alaska’s students settle in for coronavirus closure – Alaska Public Media

‘There’s sunshine again’: Thousands of meals delivered daily to Anchorage students as coronavirus closes classrooms – Alaska Public Media

The Sitka School District is offering free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch daily during the school closure – Sitka Sentinal

Alaska Senate approves $4.6 billion budget with two $1,000 dividends – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Legislature approves unemployment-aid bill, Gov. Dunleavy expected to sign – Anchorage Daily News

Legislature expands Alaskans’ access to mental health services – KINY

The Spanish flu devastated Alaska. This time with coronavirus, villages aren’t taking any chances. – USA Today

Monday, March 23, 2020

JBER declares emergency after seven test positive for COVID-19 – Alaska Public Media

Interior physicians send letter to Governor requesting travel ban and shelter in place order –

School closures extended to May due to COVID-19 – KDLG

Dunleavy rolls out COVID-19 economic plan – Kodiak Daily Mirror

Pressed by coronavirus and falling oil prices, Alaska is running out of available cash – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Senate to debate $1,000 dividend – KTOO

City officials mandate many travelers to Juneau quarantine themselves for 14 days – Alaska Public Media

As jobless claims in Alaska soar, economists say tens of thousands of workers could be affected – Anchorage Daily News

Small Alaska businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for federal disaster loans – Anchorage Daily News

What it’s like to be infected with coronavirus – Anchorage Daily News

Sunday, March 22, 2020

10 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by DHSS, bringing case total to at least 32 in Alaska – KTUU

Alaska’s coronavirus response has escalated as the number of cases has grown. Here’s where things stand. – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Legislature will help residents through this crisis. By Sens. Cathy Giessel, Bert Stedman and Natasha von Imhof – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Legislature now in ‘race to the finish’ as lawmakers hope to finish budget work before coronavirus arrives in Juneau – Anchorage Daily News

Remote Alaska Villages Isolate Themselves Further in Effort to Shield Against Coronavirus – ProPublica

Employees call for immediate health measures in Alaska state facilities – KTUU

Alaska will begin rationing Medicaid funding starting Monday – Anchorage Daily News

7 new COVID-19 cases brings Alaska total to 21 – KTVA

‘Call to action’ – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska’s coronavirus testing by the numbers – KTUU

Alaska telecom companies say they’re prepared for increased use – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Saturday, March 21, 2020

New restrictions put in place as a result of COVID-19: Schools to be closed until the beginning of May – Delta Wind

Alaskans have done good work fighting COVID-19. It’s about to get harder. – Anchorage Daily News

State strongly advises Alaskans to cease all nonessential travel over coronavirus – Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage mayor issues ‘hunker down’ order to curb spread of coronavirus – Anchorage Daily News

As coronavirus shuts down schools across Alaska, educators are figuring out what happens next – Alaska Public Media

Dunleavy proposes economic plan in response to COVID-19, including supplemental PFD and $1 billion relief fund – Anchorage Daily News

As Legislature looks to pass budget and coronavirus response, oil prices plummet – KTOO

Some Alaskans are still struggling to access coronavirus testing, even if providers think they might have it – Anchorage Daily News

Friday, March 20, 2020

State extends Alaska school closures as coronavirus count grows to 14 – Alaska Public Media

Gov. Dunleavy’s COVID-19 economic plan includes dividend payments in April, plus $1 billion in statewide relief – Alaska Public Media

Alaska House of Representatives passes immediate relief for laid-off workers affected by coronavirus –

Alaska unemployment claims skyrocket after coronavirus shuts down restaurants – Alaska Public Media

Number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska rises to 12, including first cases unrelated to travel – Alaska Public Media

Alaska sees 3 new confirmed cases of coronavirus as state clamps down on non-urgent medical procedures – Anchorage Daily News

We’re the directors of Alaska’s emergency rooms. It’s time to shut down nonessential air travel. – Anchorage Daily News

City and Borough of Juneau pushes for ban on non-essential air travel – KINY

Ketchikan mayor asks Dunleavy administration for airport restriction – KINY

At Alaska Airlines, flight reductions coming as COVID-19 causes passengers to rebook or cancel – Alaska Public Media

Coronavirus causes ConocoPhillips to temporarily cancel flights for workers to North Slope fields – Anchorage Daily News

Some Alaskans still struggling to access coronavirus testing, even if providers think they might have it – Alaska Public Media

This Yukon River village is on lockdown and has already approved its own small coronavirus stimulus – Alaska Public Media

With school closures keeping kids home, Alaska families scramble to work and care for children – KTOO

In the time of social distancing, can kids have playdates? What about grandparents? These expert answers will help – Alaska Public Media

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Rep. Don Young tells Alaska seniors ‘beer virus’ fears are overblown, skips vote on COVID-19 relief – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska’s U.S. senators vote for multi-billion dollar coronavirus bill; Rep. Don Young is absent – Alaska Public Media

Coronavirus disruptions spread in Alaska, but state government offices remain open – Anchorage Daily News

As Canada closes the border, unanswered questions from Alaskans pile up – Alaska Public Media

Anchorage families scramble to work and care for children with school closures keeping kids home – Alaska Public Media

Alaska shippers, store owners say ‘panic-buying’ isn’t necessary, but long lines and empty shelves persist – Alaska Public Media

Alaska’s cruise towns expected a record season, now tourism workers are reeling – Alaska Public Media

Trident bars workers from leaving Aleutian plant to protect neighboring village from coronavirus – Alaska Public Media

District feeding students during shutdown – Ketchikan Daily News

Fairbanks school district distributes food to students in need – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Alaska House Republicans block funding for big spending bill that includes coronavirus emergency aid – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Senate approves supplemental budget with funds for COVID-19 relief – KTVA

State announces 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing Alaska total to 9 so far – Anchorage Daily News

3 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alaska –

State Emergency Operations Center activated to respond to COVID-19 in Alaska – KTVA

One of Alaska’s first confirmed coronavirus patients tells his story – Anchorage Daily News

Cordova readies for arrival of virus – Cordova Times

U.S. and Canada agree to close the border to nonessential travel – Alaska Public Media

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing underway in Anchorage – Alaska Public Media

Governor Dunleavy announces Alaska Economic Stabilization Team –

Former Gov. Parnell, former Sen. Begich join Dunleavy’s economic stabilization team – KTVA

Alaska coronavirus tally rises to 6 as statewide dine-in restrictions and entertainment closures are ordered – Anchorage Daily News

4th Alaska coronavirus case reported in Ketchikan; UAF says one of the Fairbanks patients is an employee – Alaska Public Media

Governor Dunleavy provides latest info on the coronavirus – KINY Juneau

DEED launches student learning website in response to COVID-19 – KINY Juneau

COVID-19 prompts House Majority to propose changes to the legislative process – KTUU

Alaska Legislature discloses contingency plans for working under coronavirus – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska House lawmakers struggle to react quickly to coronavirus response needs – Anchorage Daily News

Drive-through coronavirus testing to start in Anchorage – Alaska Public Media

Alaska maritime cargo companies not expecting virus shutdown – Alaska Public Media

Are Alaska’s hospitals equipped to handle the coronavirus? – Anchorage Daily News

Sullivan Arena will be used as shelter for Anchorage homeless as city braces for coronavirus cases – Anchorage Daily News

Monday, March 16, 2020

School districts preparing for no-contact days – KTUU

Y-K Delta School Districts Provide Breakfast And Lunch To Students During School Closures – KYUK

Kenai Peninsula schools to provide free meals for students during school closures – KTVA

ASD to provide free food to students as schools remain closed over COVID-19 concerns – Anchorage Daily News

Mat-Su Borough School District extends school closures, prepares food distribution sites – KTUU

Two positive COVID-19 cases identified in Fairbanks area – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Men who tested positive for coronavirus in Fairbanks circulated in the community while contagious – Alaska Public Media

COVID-19 testing ramping up in Alaska, concerns for healthcare infrastructure mean social distancing is vital – KTUU

Governor orders closure of Alaska’s state-operated libraries, archives and museums – Alaska Public Media

Dunleavy: No reason to panic, but there is reason for concern – Juneau Empire

Oil prices, driven lower by COVID-19 outbreak, will increase state deficit, Alaska officials say – Alaska Public Media

Legislators warn triple-hit to state’s economy from COVID-19 – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

COVID-19 closures and postponements around Interior Alaska – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus-related cancellations and closures sweep across Alaska – Anchorage Daily News

Alaska’s statewide school closure is beginning. No one knows quite how it will work. – Anchorage Daily News

ASAA postpones high school spring sports in Alaska –

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Updates on COVID-19: Anchorage case, congressional delegation, Legislative action – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska State Basketball Tournaments officially canceled –

Friday, March 13, 2020

Alaska’s first positive coronavirus case identified as pilot on cargo flight – Anchorage Daily News

Gov. Dunleavy issues health mandate including closures, limited access in state run depts., schools –

Alaska public schools closed to students until March 30, governor says – Alaska Public Media

School closed over virus concerns as Canada closes ports – Juneau Empire

State limits access to Capitol building – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Updates on KTOO’s operations during the COVID-19 emergency (Gavel Alaska TV Coverage) – KTOO TV

Here’s What You Need To Know About COVID-19 In The Y-K Delta – KYUK

Board extends spring break: Ketchikan students out an extra week; Gov. closes all schools – Ketchikan Daily News

School Board approves policy regarding quarantines – Petersburg Pilot

Coronavirus fears lead to postponing hoops tourneys – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

CBJ announce library, pool, other facility closures – KINY Juneau

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Alaska’s first known coronavirus patient arrived on a cargo flight and went to an ER in Anchorage, state officials say – Alaska Public Media