Ketchikan health officials, advocates concerned over recent COVID-19 cases in people experiencing homelessness

While just a handful of cases among unhoused people in Ketchikan have been reported, it’s difficult to trace contacts and there is not a lot of space to isolate and quarantine.

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A year in: Alaskans recount the moment they knew the coronavirus would change everything

It seems everyone had a moment when the pandemic hit home — when we realized the coronavirus was not going away quickly and would change everything.

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‘She’s been through a pandemic before’: Bethel elder who had COVID-19 is one of the first to get vaccine

Xenia Jackson’s first experience with a pandemic was during the tuberculosis outbreaks of the 20th century when she worked as a village health aide. She tested positive for COVID-19 last year and is one of the first people to get vaccinated in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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There was no COVID-19 outbreak in Haines after disaster, despite evacuations and less social distancing

Only three Haines residents have tested positive for the coronavirus since the Dec. 2 disaster, according to state data. But according to the Haines Emergency Operations Center, those people have Haines addresses. None are actually in town.

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Pandemic causes housing headaches for Alaska lawmakers returning to Juneau for next legislative session

Alaska lawmakers who each year relocate to a capital city accessible only by plane or boat are facing challenges in getting settled ahead of what is expected to be a difficult legislative session overshadowed by COVID-19.

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