Lemon Creek Correctional Center has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

LCCC isolating infected staff, distancing inmates as coronavirus spreads

Isolating confirmed cases, seperating inmates, and issued PPE are all in effect.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Mike Satre, left, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Hecla Greens Creek Mine, presents a $20,000 check to Chris Schapp, Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and David Lefebvre, Food Bank Board. (Courtesy photo | Hecla Charitable Foundation)
Mike Satre, left, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Hecla Greens Creek Mine, presents a $20,000 check to Chris Schapp, Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and David Lefebvre, Food Bank Board. (Courtesy photo | Hecla Charitable Foundation)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                With the spring thaw, the Alaska Department of Transportation resumes work on Egan Drive on Friday.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                With the spring thaw, the Alaska Department of Transportation resumes work on Egan Drive on Friday.
Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff members have several confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff members have several confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                The playground at Harborview Elementary School remains empty on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                The playground at Harborview Elementary School remains empty on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Lemon Creek Correctional Center, seen in this April 10, 2020 photo, has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to Alaska Department of Corrections. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is an unidentified corrections officer. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center, seen in this April 10, 2020 photo, has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to Alaska Department of Corrections. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is an unidentified corrections officer. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Interim principal selected for Floyd Dryden

She’s a Juneau native and a veteran of the school district.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)

Economic task force decides to take its time

Hope is for recommendations in two weeks.

A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau schools continue, expand student meal program

The district has served more than 16,000 meals in the last month.

A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.

Lighthouse-protecting nonprofit isn’t running out of fundraising ideas

With virtually every other event canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit focused on restoring and preserving Alaska’s oldest original lighthouse decided to… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.
The Sealaska Corporation Building at Egan Drive and Main Street as seen in June 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Corporation creates $1 million fund for coronavirus relief

$500,000 toward dealing with immediate needs have already been disbursed.

The Sealaska Corporation Building at Egan Drive and Main Street as seen in June 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy photo | Katy Martin 
                                Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.
Courtesy photo | Katy Martin 
                                Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.
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)

City urges hunkering down in light of community transmission

Half of Juneau’s COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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)
Fresh produce and bread were on hand at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fresh produce and bread were on hand at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)