New case numbers decline, but Alaska stays in red alert
State health officials are reporting a sharp decline in the number of new COVID-19 infections, and no new deaths from the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Alaska remains on high alert due to the reported number of cases per 100,000 people over the seven days preceding Feb. 13.
State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic
Alaska’s state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year to help renters hurt economically by the pandemic and will soon embark on a $50 million federally funded program to help homeowners, too.
No more masks required on Cordova school buses
Cordova schools will no longer require masking on school buses and vans, Superintendent Alex Russin announced in a Feb. 28 letter.
Grant program will aid seafood processing sector
A grant program of the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development will distribute $30.6 million to Alaska’s seafood processing sector, including those who are processors of shellfish.
AHFC offers aid to struggling homeowners
Homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corp. but need to act quickly. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 4.
Updated COVID-19 vaccinations coming in Alaska
State health officials say updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer are expected to be available soon in Alaska, following...