Coronavirus

Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau announced 17 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau announced 17 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Emily Chao, standing, watches as her sister Anabelle, works on a writing exercise after they finished remote learning for the day, as their mom Erica sits, back left, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at their home in North Miami Beach, Fla. Rather than wait to see how the Miami-Dade school system would handle instruction this fall, Erica Chao enrolled her two daughters in a private school that seemed better positioned to provide remote learning than their public elementary school was when the coronavirus first reached Florida. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee)

Nationwide enrollment drops worry public schools as pandemic persists

By FREIDA FRISARO Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rather than wait to see how her children’s Florida public school would teach students this fall,… Continue reading

Emily Chao, standing, watches as her sister Anabelle, works on a writing exercise after they finished remote learning for the day, as their mom Erica sits, back left, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at their home in North Miami Beach, Fla. Rather than wait to see how the Miami-Dade school system would handle instruction this fall, Erica Chao enrolled her two daughters in a private school that seemed better positioned to provide remote learning than their public elementary school was when the coronavirus first reached Florida. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee)
Two prisoners in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

2 Lemon Creek inmates among city’s recent cases

The inmates were quarantined upon being admitted per prison policy.

Two prisoners in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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City announces 8 new COVID-19 cases

Total includes two at Lemon Creek Correctional Center

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This photo shows the Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Weekly staff testing and vigilance about infection control have kept cases out of the home according to JPH Administrator Gina Del Rosario. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Pioneer Home administrator: No cases in Juneau

Update comes in light of coronavirus cases in Fairbanks home.

This photo shows the Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Weekly staff testing and vigilance about infection control have kept cases out of the home according to JPH Administrator Gina Del Rosario. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
A sign in the window of a business on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on April 14, 2020. State officials say additional employments payments will be sent out soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
A sign in the window of a business on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on April 14, 2020. State officials say additional employments payments will be sent out soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)
AP Photo / Evan Vucci President Donald Trump (left) walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday to return to the White House after receiving treatments for covid-19 at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Trump says he’s leaving hospital for White House, feels good

Trump hoped for a Monday discharge from the hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19.

AP Photo / Evan Vucci President Donald Trump (left) walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday to return to the White House after receiving treatments for covid-19 at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, briefs reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital after contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Update: Concerning signs despite word Trump is doing ‘very well’

Trump was admitted Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, briefs reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital after contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020. (Associated Press)
Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020. (Associated Press)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly added an additional $2 million in CARES Act money to the city’s small business grant program, allowing the next phase of the program to begin sooner. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

State reports 136 new cases, city reports 4

City and Borough of Juneau’s cumulative COVID-19 case count pushed past 300 resident cases. The city’s emergency operations center reported Thursday four new people —three… Continue reading

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)
City relaxes bar, restaurant restrictions but encourages caution
City relaxes bar, restaurant restrictions but encourages caution
85th Tribal Assembly to be all business

85th Tribal Assembly to be all business

Abbreviated Tribal Assembly set for Thursday.

85th Tribal Assembly to be all business
US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5.

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order
City subsidy rallies child care enrollment
City subsidy rallies child care enrollment
State reports 6 new coronavirus deaths

State reports 6 new coronavirus deaths

State’s deadliest day comes amid unusual reporting.

State reports 6 new coronavirus deaths