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Even if it’s a short season, it’ll set them up for success in 2022, companies say.
Alaska estimates that cruising contributes $3 billion a year to the state economy.
East Aluetians Borough only region to increase vaccinations by 25%
Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer holds meet-and-greet, visits pop-up clinic on Spit.
The grant is designed to encourage Alaskan communities to promote COVID-safe travel in the state this summer.
The organizations worked in tandem for two months to make the translation project possible.
The disaster declaration was enacted on March 19, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 45 new cases on Thursday.
Alaska has suffered a triple whammy of no cruise ships, a closed Canadian border and a limited supply of rental cars.
Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer for the state, made a trip to Soldotna on Wednesday as part of the “Sleeves Up for Summer” campaign.
Nearly 3,000 12- to 15-year-olds in Alaska had received their first Pfizer dose as of May 20.
Superintendent John O’Brien spoke with the Clarion about his 16 years of service in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
The Kenai Peninsula Borough also remains in the intermediate alert division.
Numbers still lagged what they were before the pandemic, per state report.
The Soldotna City Council will also consider the repeal of the city’s COVID-19 disaster declaration during their May 26 meeting.
As of Friday afternoon, 53.7% of Alaskans 16 and up had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those in favor of extending the declaration said it may make the process of accepting federal funds easier and could be rescinded at a later date.
Tourism in Seward dropped between 60% and 80% last year.
Although positive COVID cases are decreasing overall, the state continues to see more of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant.
A Palmer man in his 60s died.