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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A small percentage of Alaska’s COVID-19 cases have involved fully vaccinated people. Here’s what we know so far.

While half of the state’s population is vaccinated, they make up around 1% of COVID-19 hospitalizations; unvaccinated individuals make up 99% of hospitalizations.

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Two of Alaska’s largest employers institute COVID-19 vaccine requirements

The Southcentral Foundation told employees the vaccine requirement will help workers deliver “the highest level of care and safety” to patients. 

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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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With fewer Alaskans eager for COVID-19 vaccines, more doses are going to waste

Alaska providers say they’re seeing a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses going to waste, underscoring how quickly the state is running out of residents eager to receive the shots.

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