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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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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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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On first full day of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, teenagers take the plunge

The state estimates there’s roughly 40,000 young Alaskans in the newly eligible age group.

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