A man has tested positive for the new coronavirus in Alaska, the first such known case in the state, officials said.
Cordova School District has suspended district-sponsored travel for both students and staff, according to a Friday, March 13 release by Superintendent Alex Russin. This excludes travel already underway, though this may also be curtailed as new information emerges.
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.
Legislators trying to balance the need for public access with the critical issue of passing a budget are now limiting access to the state capitol while the public participates via written and telephonic testimony.
A growing list of governmental, non-profit and private business facilities have announced temporary closures of various lengths in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, which through mid-March was confirmed to have infected only one foreign commercial pilot.
Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin has declared a state of disaster emergency effective until midnight March 23, so steps can to be taken to reduce the threat of the coronavirus already spreading globally to Cordova.
Cordova Public Library, Cordova Historical Museum, the Bidarki Recreation Center and Bob Korn Memorial Pool will be closed until at least March 30.
Alaska food and drink establishments must halt public dine-in service, by order of a mandate announced Tuesday, March 17 by the governor’s office.
Social distancing has, overnight, become a universally recognized norm. But just how much distance is enough?
Schools, businesses and city departments have drawn up plans to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus.