Juneau just had its highest new COVID-19 case rate ever

The Juneau Assembly will consider reenacting its emergency measures to combat COVID-19 at a special meeting this evening.

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Alaska used to lead the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations. Six months in, the state has fallen behind.

This spring, Alaska was hailed as a vaccination success story — shipping doses via plane, snowmachine and boat to remote corners of the vast state. But it has gradually fallen from first place to the middle of the pack in the six months since the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived here in mid-December.

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3 legislative aides test positive for COVID-19, including two contacts of legislator

The Legislature requires that everyone who works in the Capitol — including all legislators, staff members and news reporters — undergo rapid tests for the coronavirus every four or five days. 

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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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