COVID-19 News Archive

February 23, 2021 - No new COVID-19 cases reported in Juneau today

No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Juneau today. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,137 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 141 nonresidents. There are 24 active cases in Juneau and 1,249 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Statewide, the …

February 23, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Feb. 8 – Feb. 21

Over the 14-day period from February 8 to February 21, there were 39 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 23 during the previous two weeks): No cases were associated with cluster activity. There is heightened case activity passing through larger families. Public Health attributed 59 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 31 percent to community …

February 23, 2021 - Wearing masks on public transportation & at airport is a CBJ requirement. It’s also federal law.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Juneau, members of the public have long been required to wear a mask on public transportation and at the Juneau International Airport. As of last month, the rule is also a federal law. Capital Transit, CAPITAL AKcess, and the Juneau International Airport require proper wearing of face masks at all times. Failure to …

February 22, 2021 - CBJ reports 12 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Feb. 20-22

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 12 new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for the time period February 20 – 22. Eleven are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing eight to secondary transmission and three to community spread. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,137 residents test positive for COVID-19 …

February 22, 2021 - Seniors can sign up early this Wednesday for next COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

To ensure individuals age 65 and over have access to an appointment at the March 12-13 COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall, the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is opening sign-up a day earlier for this age group. Individuals age 65 and over can sign up for a vaccine appointment this Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m. to …

February 19, 2021 - With lowered community risk level, pools and ice rink adjust operations

Due to the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center lowering the overall community risk to Level 1 Minimal, City and Borough of Juneau facilities Juneau Pools and Treadwell Arena are adjusting its operations: Treadwell Arena has increased open skate capacity to 28 skaters. This increase is effective as of today, February 19. See Treadwell’s full schedule of activities at …

February 19, 2021 - Community partnership makes additional COVID-19 vaccines available in Juneau

A new partnership between the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), Juneau Public Health, and the City and Borough of Juneau is making it possible for additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available to Juneau residents at the upcoming clinic on March 12 and 13 at Centennial Hall. “At SEARHC, we strive to serve the Southeast region and fulfill …

February 19, 2021 - Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic for eligible groups is March 12-13; sign-up opens Thurs. Feb. 25 at noon

Juneau’s next COVID-19 vaccine clinic for eligible groups is March 12 (12 – 7 p.m.) and March 13 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at Centennial Hall. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Appointments can be made starting Thursday, February 25, at 12 p.m. on juneau.org/vaccine. The public is encouraged to sign up online; those without internet can call 586-6000 to make an …

February 18, 2021 - CBJ reports nine new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing all nine cases to secondary transmission. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,125 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 140 nonresidents. There are 22 active cases in Juneau and 1,238 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of …

February 17, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Feb. 1 – Feb. 14

Over the 14-day period from February 1 to February 14, there were 23 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 46 during the previous two weeks): No cases were associated with cluster activity. There continues to be case activity passing through larger families. Public Health attributed 30.5 percent of cases to community spread, 26 percent to …

February 17, 2021 - CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individuals acquired the virus is under investigation. Of the 12 new cases reported yesterday for February 13-16, two are from the Juneau School District – an individual at Harborview Elementary School and an individual at Juneau-Douglas High School. Contact …

February 17, 2021 - As Juneau’s risk level lowers to Level 1, community urged to stay vigilant with prevention

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is lowering the overall community risk to Level 1 Minimal. Community spread cases are still occurring, but the number of COVID-19 cases has dropped compared to previous weeks, and hospital and public health capacities are at manageable levels. The community risk level is being lowered thanks in large part to the carefulness and …

February 16, 2021 - CBJ reports 12 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Feb. 13-16

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 12 new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for the time period February 13 – 16. Eleven are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission, one to community spread, one to out-of-state travel, and the rest of under …

February 16, 2021 - Juneau renters: Apply now for statewide rental assistance program

Juneau renters can now apply for up to 12 months of assistance to pay for their rent and/or utilities through the statewide Alaska Housing Rent Relief program. Apply at AlaskaHousingRelief.org or call 1-833-440-0420. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation will administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters through the COVID-19 rent relief program. The application period opened today, February …

February 12, 2021 - With local ordinance in place, traveling public will see no change in airport testing requirements

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly last night adopted an emergency ordinance that mirrors current state health mandates as they apply to travel and COVID-19 testing, specifically current State Health Order 6 and 8. The State of Alaska’s emergency declaration may expire 11:59 p.m. February 13, taking away the state’s authority to mandate travel-related testing. Regardless of what happens …

February 12, 2021 - CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individuals acquired the virus is unknown at this time. The 12 individuals in the Wildflower Court cluster have all recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,103 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 139 nonresidents. There are 11 active cases in Juneau and …

February 11, 2021 - CBJ reports one new COVID-19 case in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting one new resident identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. How that person acquired the virus is unknown at this time. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 12 cases with 10 recovered. Last week, CBJ reported on two positive cases within the Juneau School District – one at Juneau-Douglas High School and one …

February 11, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Jan. 25 – Feb. 7

Over the 14-day period from January 25 to February 7, there were 46 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 57 during the previous two weeks): Twenty-two percent of the reported case activity was associated with a cluster at Wildflower Court. Overall, 12 people tested positive and 10 have recovered. There has been some heightened case …

February 10, 2021 - No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Juneau today

No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Juneau today. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,100 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 139 nonresidents. There are 18 active cases in Juneau and 1,216 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Wildflower Court cluster …

February 10, 2021 - Feb. 11-12 clinic is at Centennial Hall (despite what confirmation email says) & How to get on the waitlist

UPDATE: Sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic waitlist is now closed. More vaccine clinics will take place in Juneau, so stay tuned. To receive notifications about upcoming clinics and other COVID-19 news in your email inbox, subscribe here. All appointments for the February 11-12 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall are booked. Due to potential cancellations and/or no-shows, the City …

February 10, 2021 - New eligible groups can sign up for Feb. 11-12 vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall

UPDATE: All appointments for the Feb. 11-12 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall have been booked. If you were not able to get an appointment, do not worry. Additional clinics will be held as more vaccine becomes available. In time, every Juneau resident who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will get one. If you did make an appointment and have a …

February 10, 2021 - Application for statewide rental assistance opens Feb. 16; check your eligibility now

Renters in Alaska impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to 12 months of assistance to pay for their rent and/or utilities. Working with community partners, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters through the Alaska Housing Rent Relief program. The application period opens on Tuesday, February 16; Juneau renters can …

February 9, 2021 - CBJ reports one new COVID-19 case in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting one new resident identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing the case to secondary transmission. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 12 cases with 10 recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,100 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 139 nonresidents. There are 18 active cases in Juneau and 1,216 individuals …

February 8, 2021 - CBJ reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Feb. 6-8

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for the time period February 6 – 8. Public Health is attributing two cases to out-of-state travel, one to community spread, one to secondary transmission, and three are under investigation. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 12 cases with 10 recovered. …

February 5, 2021 - CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. One case is associated with Wildflower Court, though Public Health has not yet determined how the individual acquired the virus. The case is being added to the cluster, which now totals 12 individuals with nine recovered. Public Health is attributing the other …

February 4, 2021 - CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau; two previous cases are within school district

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – one is a resident and one is a nonresident. The resident case is associated with Wildflower Court, though Public Health has not yet determined how the individual acquired the virus. For now, the case is part of the cluster, which …

February 4, 2021 - CCFR recognizes COVID-19 emergency workers and staff

Last June, the State of Alaska started requiring travelers entering the state to either arrive with a negative test result or take a COVID-19 test at the airport. Like many things related to the pandemic, the new requirement didn’t come with a lot of time to prepare. Still, Capital City Fire/Rescue rose to the challenge. The department hired and trained …

February 3, 2021 - CBJ reports six new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting six new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing four cases to secondary transmission and two to community spread. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 10 cases – eight are active and two have recovered. All active cases remain asymptomatic. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,089 residents test positive for …

February 3, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Jan. 17 – Jan. 31

Over the 14-day period from January 17 to January 31, there were 57 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down slightly from 60 during the previous two weeks): Eighteen percent of the reported case activity was associated with a cluster at Wildflower Court. Overall, 10 people tested positive and two have recovered. There has been some heightened case …

February 3, 2021 - Vaccinating homebound seniors

A portion of Juneau’s February COVID-19 vaccine allocation from the State of Alaska is being reserved for homebound seniors. The City and Borough of Juneau and Juneau Public Health Center are coordinating with local organizations that serve this population to set up vaccine appointments. These organizations are Catholic Community Service Meals on Wheels, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, COMPASS …

February 3, 2021 - CBJ needs a few seniors to potentially get vaccine one week early

A small number of COVID-19 vaccine doses – anywhere from one to 12 doses – are anticipated to be left over this upcoming weekend, February 5-7, due to the logistics of vaccine distribution. These doses must be used quickly. Clinic organizers – Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and City and Borough …

February 2, 2021 - CBJ reports four new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – three are residents and one is a nonresident. Public Health is attributing all four cases to secondary transmission. The nonresident is in the mining sector. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 10 cases – eight are active and two have recovered. Cumulatively, …

February 2, 2021 - Volunteering at a Juneau COVID-19 vaccine clinic

February 8 Update: Volunteer sign-up has closed for the February 11 and 12 clinic. Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and City and Borough of Juneau thank all the individuals who have volunteered. The Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida …

February 1, 2021 - CBJ reports 11 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Jan. 30-Feb. 1

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 11 new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for the period January 30 – February 1. Public Health is attributing seven cases to secondary transmission, three to community spread, and one is under investigation. The Wildflower Court cluster remains at 10 cases – eight are active and two have recovered. …

January 29, 2021 - CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting five new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – four are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission and one to out-of-state travel. The nonresident case is in the mining sector. One of the resident cases is associated …

January 29, 2021 - Capstone to take over COVID-19 testing effort at Juneau airport Feb. 1

The City and Borough of Juneau has been administering COVID-19 tests at the Juneau International Airport since last June when the State of Alaska started requiring it for travelers entering the state without proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test. On Monday, February 1, Wasilla-based Capstone Clinic will take over the state contract and run the testing operation at the …

January 29, 2021 - Step-by-step: How to make an appointment for upcoming vaccine clinic

COVID-19 vaccine clinic sign-up for Juneau seniors (age 65 and up) and health care workers begins Monday, February 1, at 12 p.m. on juneau.org/vaccine. Read a step-by-step document that walks through how to make an appointment online here. This will prepare you for what buttons to click, what the screen will look like, and what information you’ll be asked for. The clinic is …

January 28, 2021 - CBJ reports 12 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 12 new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – 11 are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing nine to secondary transmission, one to out-of-state travel, and one is under investigation. The nonresident case is in the mining sector. Seven of the …

January 27, 2021 - No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Juneau today

No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Juneau today. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,049 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 135 nonresidents. One previously unreported case was added to the resident total due to data verification procedures. There are 29 active cases in Juneau and 1,150 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in …

January 27, 2021 - Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic for seniors & healthcare workers is Feb. 11-12; signup opens Mon. Feb. 1 at noon

Seniors (age 65 and up) and healthcare workers have the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic February 11 and 12 at Centennial Hall. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Appointments can be made starting Monday, February 1, at 12 p.m. on juneau.org/vaccine. The public is encouraged to sign up online if possible; those who are unable to sign …

January 26, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Jan. 10 – Jan. 24

Over the 14-day period from January 10 to January 24, there were 60 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 42 during the previous two weeks): There was no reported case activity associated with a cluster. There has been some heightened case activity passing through larger families. Public Health attributed 45 percent of cases to secondary transmission, …

January 26, 2021 - CBJ reports four new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing one case to community spread, one to out-of-state travel, and two are under investigation. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,048 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 135 nonresidents. There are 30 active cases in Juneau and 1,148 individuals …

January 25, 2021 - CBJ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Jan. 23-25

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 14 new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau during January 23 – January 25. Thirteen of the new cases are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing 10 cases to secondary transmission, two to out-of-state travel, and one is under investigation. The …

January 22, 2021 - CBJ reports four COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – two are residents and two are nonresidents. Public Health is attributing the two resident cases to community spread. One of the nonresident cases is new; the other is an older case not previously reported. Both nonresidents are from the mining sector. …

January 21, 2021 - CBJ reports nine COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – six are residents and three are nonresidents. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission and three are under investigation. Of the nonresident cases, only one is new; the other two are older cases not previously reported. …

January 20, 2021 - CBJ reports six new COVID-19 cases

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting six new residents identified with COVID-19. Two are not currently in Juneau. Public Health is attributing those cases to out-of-state travel. Of the four in Juneau, two are attributed to community spread, one to secondary transmission, and one is under investigation. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,019 residents test positive for COVID-19 …

January 20, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Jan. 4 – Jan. 17

Over the 14-day period from January 4 to January 17, there were 42 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 29 during the previous two weeks): There was no reported case activity associated with a cluster. Public Health attributed 34 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 24.5 percent to out-of-state travel, 19.5 percent to community spread, and …

January 19, 2021 -