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A Virtual Seder

19 hours ago
Phyllis Morrow

Passover starts Wednesday. The eight-day holiday, which celebrates the ancient Israelites’ escape from bondage in Egypt, traditionally begins with a meal, called a Seder. Normally, the Seder brings together family, friends and even unexpected guests. But with COVID-19 things are not normal. Retired University of Alaska Fairbanks Anthropology professor and administrator Phyliss Morrow describes this year’s virtual solution.

Trails Challenge Extended to May 1

Apr 6, 2020

Alaska’s Interior had a very cold winter and a lot of snow. People are still skiing, snowshoeing and hiking on local trails. The state health department has recommended using trails as a way to help physical and mental health while staying far apart from each other. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Trails office has extended the Winter Trails Challenge to help people take advantage of the outdoors.


A worker at the Pogo gold mine has tested positive to COVID-19. And he may have come in contact with up to 14 others at the mine that’s located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.

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Witnessing Heroism

Apr 5, 2020
Foundation Health Partners

The Fairbanks Unified Incident Command reported the first COVID-19 death in the Interior. A 73-year old died on Friday, April 3, at Fairbanks Memorial Hopital. An announcement from Foundation Health Partners reported the patient was admitted on March 25.

FHP reported that the woman had underlying health conditions. Results for a COVID-19 test came back positive on March 27. 

Fort Greely Reports Case of COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020

Fort Greely officials say a civilian Army employee who works at the post has tested positive for COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the novel coronavirus.

A Fort Greely news release issued at 8 p.m. Thursday says the civilian recently had traveled out of state and is now undergoing evaluation and treatment. It says a clinic in nearby Delta Junction Interior Alaska Medical Clinic confirmed the positive test result. And Army and state health officials are now investigating whether other people may have been exposed to the virus.

Everybody Mask Now

Apr 3, 2020

Doctors at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital are asking everyone in Alaska to wear masks across their mouths and noses. They say a homemade mask, bandana or scarf would be helpful in slowing the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, a lot of people are responding.


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