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Free Lunches During School Closure

Mar 20, 2020
Robyne / KUAC

While the state has closed public schools through the month, many children who are normally fed breakfast and lunch at school are going without. This week, a program got started to fill that gap with free meals to school kids across the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The program was thought up by school district employees.

Dan Bross / KUAC

Public concern about getting or transmitting the Covid 19 illness has resulted in reduced commerce, including at the local level. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a Fairbanks small business operator is getting creative to attract and serve customers.


For the first time in its long history, the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race has been cancelled. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Fairbanks event was foiled by the coronavirus caused closure of the US Canada border.

Robyne / KUAC

School employees in Fairbanks have been scaled back to only those who must be at their work stations to get their jobs done. Like so many organizations in Alaska, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is sending people home to work. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, the details of are still being worked out.

Robyne / KUAC

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is closing off foot traffic and sending employees to work from home. Borough Mayor Bryce Ward met with reporters Tuesday to give the public a status report. 

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Alaska has its 2nd and 3rd confirmed cases of Covid 19, as samples from 2 Fairbanks residents tested positive late yesterday (Mon) for the novel coronavirus caused illness. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska is implementing a host of changes in preparation for the coronavirus.

UA System Prepping For COVID-19

Mar 8, 2020

The statewide University system has been preparing for COVID-19 and is ready to change routines should the virus emerge in Alaska. As of Sunday afternoon, state health authorities report testing 23 people since January and have found no confirmed cases here. The UA campuses are prepared to adjust if that should change.