COVID-19

City of Delta Junction

Delta Junction city officials have temporarily closed the town’s library because one of the workers was in proximity to a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.


The Fairbanks North Star Borough administration announced two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.


A staff member at the Fairbanks branch of the State Office of Children’s Services and an inmate at the Fairbanks Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19.

 


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Ellen Grover / Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

DHSS announced one death and 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska for Friday, July 3. 48 are residents in 10 communities: Anchorage (32), Wasilla (4), Fairbanks (4), Willow (2), and one each in Bethel Census Area, Bristol Bay/Lake & Peninsula boroughs combined, Palmer, Petersburg, Soldotna, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. The total number of Alaska cases is now 1,111. There have been 16 Alaska deaths.

Seven new nonresident cases were also identified in:

As COVID-19 cases rise, health officials expand contact tracing workforce and prioritize check-in calls to at-risk individuals

July 3, 2020— The Alaska Department of Health and Social and Services (DHSS) is working to expand Alaska’s public health contact tracing workforce to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. DHSS has roughly doubled the statewide contact tracing workforce since the COVID-19 response began and stands out among states as having one of the more intensive contact tracing programs.   

Ellen Grover / Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

32 Fairbanks residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and Thursday.  

In this press release from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 50 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for Wednesday, July 1 and 60 were recorded for Thursday, July 2. For those two days, 85 cases were Alaska residents, 25 were nonresident worker or visitors. 

One new death fom early June was recorded.

Schools in Fairbanks and North Pole will look very different this fall. Students are expected to return to The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District classrooms on August 19th or 20th, according to a Return to School plan that is still evolving. It hinges on the number of coronavirus cases in the community.


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Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services announced 50 new cases of COVID-19 that were recorded in Alaska on July 1.

39 were Alaska residents in 13 communities: Anchorage (13), Wasilla (9), Palmer (4), Seward (3), Tok (2), and one each in Big Lake, Chugiak, Kenai Peninsula North, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Kodiak, North Pole and Sitka. This brings the total number of Alaska cases to 1,017.

Eleven new nonresident cases were also identified in:

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