Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy: State will move toward reopening economy slowly, safely

7 new cases announced Thursday brings state total to 300

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Lifting health mandates could lead to virus ‘rebound’

A quick return to business as usual could cause a significant uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases if not done properly, modeling from the… Continue reading

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Sen. Dan Sullivan chair a roundtable meeting on the Alaska-British Columbia Transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senators reach out to Alaskans in audioconference meetings

The senators held conferences to share how Congress has responded to the pandemic.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Sen. Dan Sullivan chair a roundtable meeting on the Alaska-British Columbia Transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

8th Alaskan dies of COVID-19, Kenai reports its 3rd case

11 new cases reported Saturday, bringing state total to 257

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State extends school closure through academic year

9 new cases, but no new deaths or hospitalizations reported Thursday

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse, as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members watch. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska.

4th COVID-19 case reported in Soldotna

Over the weekend, there were three deaths of Alaska residents due to COVID-19 reported by the state.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse, as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members watch. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska.
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Anchor Point man dies out of state from COVID-19

The state of Alaska reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday on its website.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State recommends wearing face coverings in public

Number of Kenai Peninsula cases grows to 10; state tally rises to 157

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks while Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, looks on via a video feed at a press conference on March 30, 2020 in that Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Federal delegates talk aid, equipment for Alaska amid coronavirus spread

Alaska’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 119 on Monday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks while Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, looks on via a video feed at a press conference on March 30, 2020 in that Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

The budget is passed and lawmakers have gone home

Now, it’s time to wait and see.

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Second Homer resident tests positive for COVID-19

This is Homer’s first case within the city; state total climbs to 102

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

State COVID-19 cases climb by 10

This brings the total number of illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus in Alaska to 69.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.
From left: DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participate in a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Photo courtesy Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

State talks containment, treatment for COVID-19

Total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 59

From left: DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participate in a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Photo courtesy Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
The Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Homer announces first case of COVID-19

The person reported symptoms in Anchorage after traveling and remains in isolation in Anchorage.

The Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
Alaska state Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the House floor in Juneau, Alaska, Monday, March 23, 2020. Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, has been critical of the Legislature’s planning around the coronavirus. Rep. Sharon Jackson also wore a mask on the House floor Monday. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska state Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the House floor in Juneau, Alaska, Monday, March 23, 2020. Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, has been critical of the Legislature’s planning around the coronavirus. Rep. Sharon Jackson also wore a mask on the House floor Monday. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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2 COVID-19 cases reported on central peninsula

The cases were reported in Soldotna, Sterling.

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House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House gets tied up trying to address pandemic

Suspension resolution suspended.

House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)