Alaska businesses close their doors as more COVID-19 cases are confirmed

A growing list of governmental, non-profit and business facilities announced temporary closures in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases in Alaska through March 17 grew to six.

To cancel or not to cancel?

Social distancing has, overnight, become a universally recognized norm. But just how much distance is enough?

Library, museum, other facilities closed

Cordova Public Library, Cordova Historical Museum, the Bidarki Recreation Center and Bob Korn Memorial Pool will be closed until at least March 30.

State issues new COVID-19 traveler advisory

State health officials are now advising all travelers returning within 14 days from any area with widespread ongoing spread of the coronavirus to stay home and avoid contact with other household members.

Coronavirus prompts new measures by cruise industry

As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, with serious impact on cruise ship travel, Cruise Lines International Association says it will implement more stringent boarding procedures and add temperature screenings at embarkation.

Dunleavy declares emergency over COVID-19

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has declared a public health disaster emergency in response to an anticipated outbreak of the new coronavirus in Alaska, in advance of any confirmed cases.
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