SBA offers funds to revitalize restaurants

U.S. Small Business administration officials are accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications for money available under the American Rescue Plan Act to help eateries keep their doors open through the pandemic.

City ends mask mandate

At a Wednesday, May 19 meeting, Cordova City Council voted unanimously to repeal most local COVID-19 rules, including a rule requiring the wearing of face coverings.

City council may end mask mandate at May 19 meeting

Cordova City Council will, at its Wednesday, May 19 meeting, consider repealing the city's mask mandate and relaxing its emergency public health rules.

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations.

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

“We only have information for as long as the vaccines have been studied," said Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University of Washington. “We have to study the vaccinated population and start to see, at what point do people become vulnerable again to the virus?”

State launches ‘Sleeves Up for Summer’ vaccination effort

The Sleeves Up for Summer COVID-19 vaccination campaign is off and running statewide, with a goal of increasing the number of people vaccinated by 25% in May.

City prepared to reduce mask rules by June 9

“We’re moving forward toward that day when we’re going to say, ‘No more masks,’” City Manager Helen Howarth said.

Dunleavy: No vaccine passports under my watch

"I am unequivocally opposed to any government order requiring Alaskans to get this vaccine or using an individual’s vaccine status as a means of restricting their rights," Gov. Mike Dunleavy said.

Better Business Bytes: Vaccinated and ready to travel?

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be distributed and everything starts to open back up, more people are comfortable enough to start planning summer vacations. But the pandemic isn’t over yet, and there are still multiple risks associated with traveling – both to your health and your wallet.

Alaska Airlines bans Reinbold for violating mask rules

"We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy," Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson said.



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