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A patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus, had contact with the first floor of the state office building at 410 Willoughby Ave., according to an email from DEC Commissioner Jason Brune. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
A patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus, had contact with the first floor of the state office building at 410 Willoughby Ave., according to an email from DEC Commissioner Jason Brune. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Senators discuss amendments to a COVID-19 emergency funding bill on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Senators discuss amendments to a COVID-19 emergency funding bill on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Juneauite among Alaskans stranded abroad

State Department is working on it.

Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speaks to Sen. Click Bishop, R-North Pole, on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speaks to Sen. Click Bishop, R-North Pole, on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer for the State of Alaska, front, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer for the State of Alaska, front, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

COVID-19 testing is available, but can be costly

Doctor visits and tests before COVID test.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in state

State working with federal authorities.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Workmen install a Foodland IGA sign at their downtown store on in August 2016. Foodland and other local grocers are reserving hours for people especially vulnerable to COVID-19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Workmen install a Foodland IGA sign at their downtown store on in August 2016. Foodland and other local grocers are reserving hours for people especially vulnerable to COVID-19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks before the Senate passes a supplemental budget, Wednesday, March 18. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel McDonald)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks before the Senate passes a supplemental budget, Wednesday, March 18. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel McDonald)
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, speaks in support of his bill to recognize Alaska’s 229 already federally-recognized tribes on Friday, March 13, 2020. A photo of Alaska Native civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Peratrovich can be seen in the background. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House passes bill to recognize Alaska’s tribes

Tribes have self-governed for millenia.

Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, speaks in support of his bill to recognize Alaska’s 229 already federally-recognized tribes on Friday, March 13, 2020. A photo of Alaska Native civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Peratrovich can be seen in the background. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to the Downtown Rotary Club during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel in 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to the Downtown Rotary Club during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel in 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)