Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break

A person who didn’t follow quarantine procedures created the possibility of community spread.

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Delegates responded to criticisms of President Trump made by former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Delegates responded to criticisms of President Trump made by former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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)
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)
Members of the de Rham family from the U.S. and Canada visit at the border between the countries in Peace Arch Park, in Blaine, Wash. With the border closed to nonessential travel amid the global pandemic, families and couples across the continent have found themselves cut off from loved ones on the other side. But the recent reopening of Peace Arch Park, which spans from Blaine into Surrey, British Columbia, at the far western end of the 3,987-mile contiguous border, has given at least a few separated parents, siblings, lovers and friends a rare chance for some better-than-Skype visits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Canada, US extend border restrictions to July 21.

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are exempted.

Members of the de Rham family from the U.S. and Canada visit at the border between the countries in Peace Arch Park, in Blaine, Wash. With the border closed to nonessential travel amid the global pandemic, families and couples across the continent have found themselves cut off from loved ones on the other side. But the recent reopening of Peace Arch Park, which spans from Blaine into Surrey, British Columbia, at the far western end of the 3,987-mile contiguous border, has given at least a few separated parents, siblings, lovers and friends a rare chance for some better-than-Skype visits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State releases PFD amount

Covid causes early payments.

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

State House candidate dressed in blackface at party

Republican running for Fairbanks and North Star Borough seat dressed as Madea.

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
This July 2014 photo shows a cruise ship docked in Skagway, Alaska, as passengers tour the town. The Alaska port city, nearly entirely dependent upon cruise ship tourism, wants to share its federal coronavirus relief funds with workers in town. The city of Skagway posted an application on its website inviting residents to apply for up to $1,000 in relief funds to help with bills. Nearly half of Alaska’s 2.2 million tourists arrive on cruise ships, but most companies have canceled their summer seasons, leaving workers here without much relief. (AP Photo | Kathy Matheson)

Skagway plans aid to locals hit by virus fallout

The program is intended to help residents stay in Skagway through the winter.

This July 2014 photo shows a cruise ship docked in Skagway, Alaska, as passengers tour the town. The Alaska port city, nearly entirely dependent upon cruise ship tourism, wants to share its federal coronavirus relief funds with workers in town. The city of Skagway posted an application on its website inviting residents to apply for up to $1,000 in relief funds to help with bills. Nearly half of Alaska’s 2.2 million tourists arrive on cruise ships, but most companies have canceled their summer seasons, leaving workers here without much relief. (AP Photo | Kathy Matheson)
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                                This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

State reports 11th COVID-19 death

Report comes along with rise in cases.

Courtesy Image | CDC 
                                This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.