Coronavirus

Fort Greely

Fort Greely has elevated its COVID-19 alert level and is taking precautions like closing the post child-care center in response to the rising numbers of area residents who’ve tested positive for coronavirus, including one who worked at the child-care center.


City of Delta Junction

Four days after Delta Junction's mayor ordered the local hockey rink closed to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, the City Council voted in Tuesday’s meeting to re-open it, in response to an outcry from the local hockey association.


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The mayors of Delta Junction and the Denali Borough announced new precautions Thursday in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases locally and statewide – and the governor’s declaration of a covid emergency.


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The Denali Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance Wednesday to extend its declaration of a COVID-19 disaster emergency. The measure would allow the borough to continue its COVID testing program and other responses to the pandemic – at least, through the end of the year.


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Fort Greely officials are reminding people who work or live on post to contact the Fort Wainwright Public Health office if they’ve been notified by the school district that they or their child may have been exposed to the coronavirus recently.


Five Delta Junction-area residents who attended a recent birthday party have contracted COVID-19. All five report having minor symptoms, and they’ve all been asked to isolate.

Judy Ferguson

An elderly Delta Junction woman with lung disease says she was mistreated and manhandled Saturday by Alaska Airlines personnel and Fairbanks International Airport police as they were removing her from a plane because she refused to wear the type of mask the airline requires.


Delta Greely School District

Four new cases of COVID-19 in Delta Junction were reported by local authorities over the weekend, including one involving a person at the local elementary school.


Denali Borough School District

The Denali Borough closed its offices to walk-in business and its classrooms to in-school instruction Monday after five cases of Covid-19 in the borough were reported last week.


Sean Martin/354th Fighter Wing

The new commander of Eielson Air Force Base says the process of bringing in 54 new F-35 fighters is going smoothly, despite the challenges presented by the covid-19 pandemic. Col. David Berkland says in addition to overseeing that process, he’s also working to transform the culture at Eielson from one that prioritizes training to one on focuses on readiness to deploy units to combat on short notice.


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