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DHSS Alaska COVID-19 Weekly Case Update

This data summary covers COVID-19 in Alaska from Sunday, July 26th through Saturday, August 1st, 2020. Background The Alaska COVID-19 Weekly Case Update will be composed every weekend with data from the previous week and the report will be published by the following Wednesday. Data are continually updated on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Data Hub, …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Wednesday, August 5

DHSS today announced 59 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 56 are residents in 15 communities: Anchorage (36), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks (2), Kotzebue (2), NW Arctic Borough (2), Sitka (2), Wasilla (2) and one each in Bristol Bay and Lake & Peninsula boroughs, Delta Junction, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Soldotna, Willow and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Tuesday, August 4

DHSS today announced 66 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 59 are residents in 14 communities: Anchorage (40), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks (2), Matanuska-Susitna Borough (2), Nome Census Area (2), Palmer (2), Wasilla (2) and one each in Aleutians East Borough, Hooper Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, North Pole, Utqiaġvik and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. Seven new nonresidents were …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Monday, August 3

DHSS today announced 80 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one new death. 61 are residents in 13 communities: Anchorage (40), Fairbanks (4), Juneau (3), Palmer (2), Wasilla (2), Utqiaġvik (2), Northwest Arctic Borough (2) and one each in Bethel Census Area, Eagle River, Kusilvak Census Area, Metlakatla, Wrangell and Valdez. 19 new nonresidents …

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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRAVEL

July 31 – CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRAVEL: Under Alaska’s new interstate travel protocols that take effect Aug. 11, 2020, critical infrastructure companies will continue to operate under their existing plans as before. But a few key changes will take place for critical infrastructure workers: • Critical infrastructure workers traveling to Alaska will no longer be able …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, July 31

DHSS today announced 114 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one new death. 108 are residents in 15 communities: Anchorage (73), Fairbanks (11), Wasilla (5), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (3), Eagle River (3), City of Kenai (2), North Pole (2), Palmer (2) and one each in Big Lake, Houston, Juneau, Unalaska, Valdez, Valdez-Cordova Census Area …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Thursday, July 30

DHSS today announced 120 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one new death. 84 are residents in 16 communities: Anchorage (42), Northwest Arctic Borough (7), Wasilla (7), Fairbanks (6), Palmer (4), Soldotna (4), Juneau (2), Kotzebue (2), Big Lake (2), and one each in Bethel Census Area, Eagle River, City of Kenai, Kodiak, Fairbanks …

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July 29 Unified Command Weekly Meeting

UNIFIED COMMAND TALKS OPERATIONS AT WEEKLY MEETING SITKA, July 29, 2020 – the Sitka School District reopening, CBS mask policy, and Governor Dunleavy’s press briefing were the main topics of discussion at the latest meeting of the Sitka Unified Command. Incident Commander John Leach reported he received a draft of the Sitka School District Smart …

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New Interstate Travel Protocols to begin on August 11

On July 28, Governor Dunleavy announced that starting on August 11 all non-residents must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Testing will no longer be available for non-residents when they arrive in Alaska. Residents can still be tested when arriving at the airport. Current protocols will remain …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Wednesday, July 29

DHSS today announced 91 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 67 are residents in 11 communities: Anchorage (51), Wasilla (4), Kenai (2), Fairbanks (2), Soldotna (2) and one each in Eagle River, Girdwood, Homer, Juneau, Prince of Wales/Hyder Census Area and Valdez. 24 new nonresidents were also identified in: Kenai Peninsula Borough: 11 seafood industry …

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COVID-19 Alaska Weekly Case Update: July 19-25, 2020

This data summary covers COVID-19 in Alaska from Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Background The Alaska COVID-19 Weekly Case Update will be finalized every weekend with data from the previous week and the report will be published by the following Wednesday. Data are continually updated on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Data Hub, …

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July 28 Positive COVID-19 Case in Sitka

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on one positive test result for COVID-19 in Sitka on Tuesday, July 28. Sitka’s positive test count is now at 23 resident cases, 12 non-resident cases, and 1 hospitalization. The State of Alaska is reporting 2,797 cumulative cases statewide. Data is provisional and may change. Please …

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Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Tuesday, July 28

DHSS today announced 137 new people with COVID-19 and one death in Alaska. 110 are residents in 19 communities: Anchorage (71), Eagle River (6), Juneau (6), Fairbanks (5), Chugiak (3), Wasilla (3), Kenai (2), Palmer (2), Seward (2) and one each in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Cordova, Homer, Ketchikan, North Pole, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, …

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July 27 Positive COVID-19 Case in Sitka

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on one positive test result for COVID-19 in Sitka on Monday, July 27. Sitka’s positive test count is now at 22 resident cases and 12 non-resident cases. The State of Alaska is reporting 2,729 cumulative cases statewide. Data is provisional and may change. The confirmed case …

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Face Masks or Face Coverings in CBS Facilities

July 27 – Due to the increase in COVID-19 case counts internationally and in Alaska, effective immediately, all employees, contractors, and visitors to City and Borough of Sitka facilities must wear a face mask or face covering if social distancing of at least six feet or more between individuals cannot be maintained. This applies to …

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DHSS CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Monday, July 27

DHSS today announced 104 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one new death. 98 are residents in 21 communities: Anchorage (60), Palmer (4), Fairbanks (3), Eagle River (3), Juneau (3), Northwest Arctic Borough (3), Utqiaġvik (3), Wasilla (3), Kenai (2), Kotzebue (2), Sitka (2), and one each in Chugiak, Cordova, Craig, Homer, Kusilvak Census Area, …

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