Patrons wait outside a shop in downtown Juneau on Friday, April 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Patrons wait outside a shop in downtown Juneau on Friday, April 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

City plotting its own course forward as state eases off restrictions

Some businesses are easing open as the state throttles back regulations.

Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, opened her doors Friday, April 24, 2020 even though she felt concerned it was happening so soon. She’s made her own facemasks, but still has trouble finding cleaning supplies and additional personal protective equipment such as gloves and plastic face shields. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Businesses open, even if just a little

Customers need masks, too.

Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, opened her doors Friday, April 24, 2020 even though she felt concerned it was happening so soon. She’s made her own facemasks, but still has trouble finding cleaning supplies and additional personal protective equipment such as gloves and plastic face shields. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)
Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)

Busy roadwork season for city coming up

Traffic delays may be closer than they appear.

Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt 
                                Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt 
                                Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Optimism and apprehension greet decision to ease open restaurants

A slow open could ease supply line strain and mitigate outbreak risk.

No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Charter school helps students stay connected amid distance

Teachers work with students and families to support each other.

The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | 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, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee’s Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state’s first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State confirms 2 new local COVID-19 cases

Both were attributed to contact with a previously confirmed case.

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, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee’s Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state’s first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute 
                                This original Ravenstail-style design, inspired by traditional designs in use for hundreds of years in Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures, was created by Clarissa Rizal, a master weaver, in 1996. (
Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute 
                                This original Ravenstail-style design, inspired by traditional designs in use for hundreds of years in Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures, was created by Clarissa Rizal, a master weaver, in 1996. (
The Juneau Arts and Culture Center is being used as a shelter for Juneau residents experiencing homelessness in the face of the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)
The Juneau Arts and Culture Center is being used as a shelter for Juneau residents experiencing homelessness in the face of the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening

No one injured, and police say the threat appears to have been false.

Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)
Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)
Juneau residents line up with legislators for a picture and a cheer during a Go Blue Day Rally for National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents line up with legislators for a picture and a cheer during a Go Blue Day Rally for National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)