Coronavirus

Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
Cruise ships are docked at PortMiami, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it’s working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida’s already-stressed hospitals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

The new rules require daily updates on each ship’s coronavirus caseload for vessels in U.S. waters.

Cruise ships are docked at PortMiami, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it’s working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida’s already-stressed hospitals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Cubicles
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The Juneau Raptor Center received an injured adult male bald eagle rescued from Skagway on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy art | Juneau Raptor Center)
The Juneau Raptor Center received an injured adult male bald eagle rescued from Skagway on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy art | Juneau Raptor Center)

Alaska attorney general warns public to be wary of scams

Protect yourself and your identity in this crisis.

Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, seen in this August 2019 photo are providing shelter for homeless people in Juneau in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent spell of cold weather. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

JACC opens for cold weather, overnight sheltering

People will be able to shelter in Centennial Hall during the day.

Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, seen in this August 2019 photo are providing shelter for homeless people in Juneau in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent spell of cold weather. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say researchers racing against time to provide a proven treatment for COVID-19 will have to balance scientific rigor against speed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

More COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in Alaska

A third Alaskan has died as cases in the state topped 100 over the weekend.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say researchers racing against time to provide a proven treatment for COVID-19 will have to balance scientific rigor against speed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP
Hal Daugherty shows off his hood design, to be put into production at his all-volunteer Southeast Regional Personal Protective Equipment Fabrication Facility, stood up in his sterilized workspace at Capital Canvas, March 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents work to prevent mask shortage before it happens

They’re working to support those on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Hal Daugherty shows off his hood design, to be put into production at his all-volunteer Southeast Regional Personal Protective Equipment Fabrication Facility, stood up in his sterilized workspace at Capital Canvas, March 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City urges governor to promote teleworking, safety at state offices

The initiatives are aimed at staunching the wounds for small businesses.

Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Harvey Shields, from Saxman, Alaska, leads the Cape Fox Dancers during the Grand Entrance of the Sealaska Heritage Institute Celebration 2014 march from the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall.This year’s Celebration has been postponed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Harvey Shields, from Saxman, Alaska, leads the Cape Fox Dancers during the Grand Entrance of the Sealaska Heritage Institute Celebration 2014 march from the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall.This year’s Celebration has been postponed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Officials say state must increase health care capacity to handle virus

State confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases statewide, including 1 in Juneau.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)