Coronavirus

Watch: Dunleavy dicusses CARES Act funding
Watch: Dunleavy dicusses CARES Act funding
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prison superintendent talks staying safe as pandemic continues

After a mid-spring outbreak, LCCC hasn’t had any confirmed cases.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus
Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus
Sailings canceled after ferry passengers test positive for COVID-19
Sailings canceled after ferry passengers test positive for COVID-19
Poll worker Dian Martin minds an early voting site in a state office building in Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with election officials saying poll workers will be required to wear protective gear, such as masks, and will encourage voters to maintain social distance and wear masks. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Voting in Alaska will look different amid pandemic

A large number of requested mail-in ballots could mean some races won’t be settled on election night

Poll worker Dian Martin minds an early voting site in a state office building in Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with election officials saying poll workers will be required to wear protective gear, such as masks, and will encourage voters to maintain social distance and wear masks. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

No tourists means loss and opportunities for museums

The Alaska State Museum usually gets more than 15,000 guests over summer. This year, it’s 500.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Rapid testing essential to future of industry, UnCruise CEO says

With the ability to quarantine guests before boarding, the industry could ensure clean boats.

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
95 new COVID case, DHSS reports
95 new COVID case, DHSS reports
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast

Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast

The Tribal Emergency Operations Center is looking out for nearly 35,000 tribal citizens.

Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast
Students at the Juneau Montessori School in Douglas on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Montessori is a private pre-school and kindergarten which has received a large number of parents looking for child care following the Juneau School District’s announcement the 2020 school year would begin mostly online, according to executive director Laura Talpey. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

With schools online, city looks for child care alternatives

Officials say there are few easy answers to looming problem.

Students at the Juneau Montessori School in Douglas on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Montessori is a private pre-school and kindergarten which has received a large number of parents looking for child care following the Juneau School District’s announcement the 2020 school year would begin mostly online, according to executive director Laura Talpey. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Salmon derby soldiers on for 74th year
Salmon derby soldiers on for 74th year
Now home, AMHS crew member tests positive for COVID-19
Now home, AMHS crew member tests positive for COVID-19
UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Tuesday after a passenger returned a positive coronavirus test. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

UnCruise guests quarantined, undergoing tests

UnCruise is paying for quarantine lodging, meals, and testing.

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Tuesday after a passenger returned a positive coronavirus test. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
No changes at Juneau Pioneer Home after positive cases in Anchorage
No changes at Juneau Pioneer Home after positive cases in Anchorage
A traveler not from Alaska tested for COVID-19 at Juneau International Airport has tested positive. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Here’s what’s needed to travel to Alaska

The state released new mandate Thursday afternoon.

A traveler not from Alaska tested for COVID-19 at Juneau International Airport has tested positive. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
State reports 59 new cases, Juneau reports 9
State reports 59 new cases, Juneau reports 9
UA board changes course on possible merger
UA board changes course on possible merger