The Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. All staff at each Pioneer Home had received negative COVID-19 test results the Department of Health and Social Services announced Tuesday, meaning all the Homes were now able to host limited in-person visits. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. All staff at each Pioneer Home had received negative COVID-19 test results the Department of Health and Social Services announced Tuesday, meaning all the Homes were now able to host limited in-person visits. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This undated photo shows a building that remains at the site of the Jesse Lee Home in Seward, Alaska, where the territorial flag, which later became the Alaska state flag, was first flown.The neglected site where the Alaska territorial flag was designed, sewn and first flown will be demolished despite last-minute efforts by Alaskans and a preservation group to save it. The Seward City Council voted Monday, July 13, 2020, to raze the Jesse Lee Home. (Trish Neal via AP, File)
This undated photo shows a building that remains at the site of the Jesse Lee Home in Seward, Alaska, where the territorial flag, which later became the Alaska state flag, was first flown.The neglected site where the Alaska territorial flag was designed, sewn and first flown will be demolished despite last-minute efforts by Alaskans and a preservation group to save it. The Seward City Council voted Monday, July 13, 2020, to raze the Jesse Lee Home. (Trish Neal via AP, File)

Protesters: Caribou heart meant to send message to senator

May says Sullivan reminded him of the robotic Tin Man, and he wanted to give him a heart.

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)

State reports 55 cases, 1 in Juneau

Hospital employee among those testing positive.

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)
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Judge declines to block virus aid to businesses

“The current situation is too grave,” he said.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Judge hears arguments in virus relief aid case

A state judge will hear arguments over whether to block federal COVID-19 relief to small businesses.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
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)

State counts 49 new COVID-19 cases

46 residents were among the total.

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 electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)
This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy wears a bandana while speaking at a June 30 press conference. (Courtesy Photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy wears a bandana while speaking at a June 30 press conference. (Courtesy Photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports 55 new cases, 1 death

Now more active cases than recoveries.

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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)