The town is experiencing one of its largest outbreaks of the pandemic, with upwards of 30 residents testing positive since the first week of April.
A whole body of research shows that when schools have better air quality, the health and academic benefits are substantial.
The money is meant to help retain and recruit staff as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, said Jim Nygaard, the district’s interim superintendent.
By Friday, a total of 208 people were fighting COVID-19 in Alaska hospitals, up from 206 on Thursday. Twenty-seven of the COVID-19 patients were on ventilators.
The American Constellation is set to arrive early Saturday morning and will stay in town for 10 days
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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The student is in one of the fifth-grade classes at the elementary school. As a result, all fifth graders are instructed to quarantine for two weeks as well as their identified close contacts.
After COVID-19 outbreak, the only state-run psychiatric facility in Alaska isn’t taking new patients
Eight people connected with the psychiatric facility, 3 staff and 5 patients, have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.