Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Watch: State officials talk virus relief distribution, unemployment payments

Governor holds news conference.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:40pm
  • News

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is holding his weekly COVID-19 press conference at 5 p.m.

Dunleavy will be joined by Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Julie Anderson and AIDEA Executive Director Alan Weitzner, who will discuss CARES Act funding and distribution.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Tamika Ledbetter will discuss Federal Emergency Management Agency-approved unemployment insurance benefits.

Last week, it was announced that within two months additional unemployment benefits approved by the federal government would be available to some Alaskans within two months. The temporary increase of $300 will be retroactive to July when a previous federal program providing an additional $600 per week ended.

Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink will also have the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Alaska.

Watch the news conference below:

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