COVID-19 News Archive

May 5, 2021 - Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered at several Juneau clinics this month

Community members have several opportunities this month to get a free single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which is authorized for ages 18 and up. All the clinics offer a walk-in option, or you can make an appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. Please note: Each clinic will have a limited amount of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Here are …

May 5, 2021 - CBJ reports three new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and the other two are under investigation. The cluster associated with the private event is still at six active cases. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,295 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 158 nonresidents. There …

May 4, 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 out-of-state travel. Public Health says six of the cases reported yesterday and last Friday are connected to a private event. The six cases are being reported as a new cluster. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,292 …

May 4, 2021 - Unvaccinated travelers encouraged – not required – to take free COVID-19 test when arriving in Juneau

Travelers from outside Alaska are no longer required to arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result or test upon arrival into Juneau. Instead, the City and Borough of Juneau is following the State of Alaska Health Advisories when it comes to travel testing guidance. Here’s what that means: The State of Alaska does not require COVID-19 testing for travelers to …

May 4, 2021 - COVID-19 Community Updates will now occur once a month

Members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center have been presenting weekly updates on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau since last August. Starting today, May 4, COVID-19 Community Updates will occur once a month – the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. – or on an as-needed basis. “The community is doing well with …

May 3, 2021 - CBJ reports 10 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau May 1-3

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 10 new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau May 1-3. Public Health is attributing two cases to community spread and the rest are under investigation. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,291 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 158 nonresidents. There are 22 active cases in Juneau and 1,422 individuals have …

April 30, 2021 - CBJ reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 29-30

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for April 29 and April 30. Four new cases were reported yesterday – two residents and two nonresidents. Public Health is attributing one resident case to community spread and the other to secondary transmission. One of the nonresidents is in the …

April 28, 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. Public Health is attributing one case to out-of-state travel and one is under investigation. The cluster associated with Thunder Mountain High School remains at eight cases; five have recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,276 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 156 nonresidents. There are 13 …

April 28, 2021 - Around 2,400 people took CBJ’s vaccine survey. Here’s how they responded.

The City and Borough of Juneau conducted a community-wide survey in order to gauge attitudes toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey yielded 2,444 responses between March 23 and April 11. It asked respondents to answer whether they had received the COVID-19 vaccine; whether or not unvaccinated respondents wanted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; the reasons for not getting, delaying, …

April 27, 2021 - Updates to Juneau’s COVID-19 restrictions: travel testing & mitigation strategies

The Juneau Assembly reestablished the City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 Risk Metrics & Mitigation Strategies in an Emergency Ordinance Monday night. The updated mitigation strategies reflect the community’s progress in getting COVID-19 vaccinations. Currently, the overall community risk is Level 1a – Minimal. Read the COVID-19 Risk Metrics & Mitigation Strategies here. Level 1 is now broken up into …

April 27, 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. Public Health is attributing one case to out-of-state travel and one is under investigation. The cluster associated with Thunder Mountain High School remains at eight cases; five have recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,274 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 156 nonresidents. …

April 27, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 12 – April 25

Over the 14-day period from April 12 to April 25, there were 38 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 50 during the previous two weeks): 24 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster activity. One cluster, a small daycare, had 10 positive cases; all have recovered and Public Health has closed that cluster. …

April 26, 2021 - CBJ reports three new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 24-26

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau April 24-26. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and two are under investigation. One of the new cases is associated with Thunder Mountain High School, bringing the cluster total to eight cases; two have recovered. Public Health considers …

April 26, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Emily Kane

“Because I’m a naturopathic doctor and a health columnist, I think outside the conventional medical ‘box’ and many people have solicited my opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. It is my privilege to share my thoughts. I’m seeing long COVID (the long-term side effects of the disease) in my office and on my study groups. You do not want to get …

April 23, 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 out-of-state travel. The Thunder Mountain High School cluster is still at seven active cases. All 10 cases associated with the small daycare are considered recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,269 residents test positive for COVID-19 and …

April 22, 2021 - CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – one resident and one nonresident. Public Health is attributing the resident case to secondary transmission. The nonresident is in the mining sector. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – one active and nine recovered. The …

April 22, 2021 - Two pop-up vaccine clinics Monday: Resurrection Lutheran & downtown Catholic church

Community members have an opportunity to get a free COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, April 26 during clinics at Resurrection Lutheran Church and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Walk in, or make an appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000. Resurrection Lutheran Church WHERE: 740 W 10th Street (Corner of Glacier and 10th) WHEN: Monday, April 26, 12 p.m. to …

April 21, 2021 - CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting five new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing one case to community spread, one to secondary transmission, and three are under investigation. One of today’s new cases is associated with Thunder Mountain High School, bringing the cluster total to seven. Within the cluster, six cases are …

April 21, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 5 – April 18

Over the 14-day period from April 5 to April 18, there were 50 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 40 during the previous two weeks): 20 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving a small daycare. To date, there have been 10 positive cases associated with that cluster. Public Health attributed 40 …

April 20, 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. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and one is under investigation. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – four active and six recovered. Both of today’s new cases are associated with Thunder Mountain …

April 20, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Kirby Day

“I am fully vaccinated and it feels fantastic to get out to enjoy and support so many local business establishments and to be able to spend time with friends after so long.” Juneau resident Kirby Day works in Government and Community Relations for Holland America Group. Kirby encourages other community members to “sign up and sleeve up to help get …

April 20, 2021 - Vaccine webinars: Women’s health Wed. & Workplace safety Fri.

Have questions about the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on women’s health? Or, looking for guidance on workplace considerations when it comes to the vaccine? Stay informed about COVID-19 in Alaska by participating in ECHO videoconferences, virtual learning communities connecting Alaska’s COVID-19 experts with specific audiences on specific topics. Here are two ECHOs happening this week: COVID Vaccines and Women’s Health (Wednesday, April 21, at 6 pm) …

April 19, 2021 - Upcoming walk-in vaccine clinics this week: Tues. at Airport & Thurs. – Sat. at UAS

Community members have several opportunities to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this week. The Juneau Public Health Center and the City and Borough of Juneau are holding a clinic at the Juneau International Airport tomorrow, April 20, and another one at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Walk-ins are welcome as long as supply …

April 19, 2021 - CBJ reports 13 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 17-19

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 13 new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau April 17-19. Public Health is attributing five cases to secondary transmission, three to community spread, two to out-of-state travel, and the remaining three are under investigation. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – six active and …

April 19, 2021 - Two Matanuska crewmembers positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, April 17, while underway from Bellingham to Ketchikan, a member of the Matanuska’s engineering crew began showing symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The ship’s captain followed the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) COVID-19 mitigation plan and quarantined the crewmember in their cabin with the ventilation system turned off. When Matanuska …

April 19, 2021 - Thunder Mountain High School shifts to distance learning today due to COVID-19 cases

Three people at Thunder Mountain High School have tested positive for COVID-19. Results came in over the weekend and the Juneau School District informed TMHS staff and families on Sunday. Individuals in the school participating in activities or in classrooms who may have been exposed are being contacted directly. Because Public Health is still in the process of contact tracing …

April 16, 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 attributes the case to community spread. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – eight active and two recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,247 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 155 nonresidents. There are 19 active cases …

April 15, 2021 - CBJ reports nine new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – eight are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing one case to community spread and seven are under investigation. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – nine active …

April 14, 2021 - CBJ reports six new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting six new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – four are residents and two are nonresidents. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing two cases to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and one is under investigation. Both nonresidents are in the mining sector. The two secondary resident …

April 13, 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 the individual acquired the virus is under investigation. The cluster connected to a small daycare is still at eight active cases. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,234 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 152 nonresidents. There are 31 active cases in Juneau and …

April 13, 2021 - Friday clinic in the Valley will distribute Pfizer vaccine

The City and Borough of Juneau yesterday announced two new clinics in the Mendenhall Valley and Auke Bay – St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church this Friday, April 16, and University of Alaska Southeast April 22-April 24. The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …

April 13, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: March 29 – April 11

Over the 14-day period from March 29 to April 11, there were 40 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 22 during the previous two weeks): 20 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving a small daycare. To date, there have been eight positive cases associated with that cluster. Public Health attributed 45 …

April 12, 2021 - CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 10-12

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting five new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for April 10-12. Public Health is attributing three cases to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and one is under investigation. Two of the secondary cases is connected to a small daycare, bringing that cluster total to eight cases, all active. …

April 12, 2021 - Two upcoming vaccine clinics in the Valley and Auke Bay

UPDATE 4/13/21: The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This change was made due to guidance from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which was made in accordance with a joint CDC and FDA statement on the Johnson & Johnson …

April 9, 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. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and one case is under investigation. The secondary case is part of a cluster of six active cases connected to a small daycare. Public Health has notified all close contacts. None of …

April 9, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Felicite Toney

“It wasn’t until after my dad died in 2017 that I got my first flu vaccination. He contracted the flu, which turned into double pneumonia, and died a week later on a ventilator. Now, I get the flu shot every year to protect those around me. I’m getting the COVID vaccine for the same reason—to protect my family, friends, and …

April 9, 2021 - Testing remains an important tool to keep COVID-19 under control

You could have COVID-19 and not know it; the only way to find out is to test. While taking a test can be nerve-wracking, it’s an important tool to keep COVID-19 under control in our community. “There is no shame associated with COVID. I think sometimes there’s a lot of guilt associated with getting the disease and shaming each other. …

April 8, 2021 - CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting five new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing two cases to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and two are under investigation. The EOC continues to closely monitor the situation. Daily new cases so far this month have been higher than previous weeks. If …

April 7, 2021 - CBJ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 14 new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – nine are residents and five are nonresidents. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and five are under investigation. All five nonresidents are in the mining sector. Public Health attributes three …

April 7, 2021 - Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: March 22 – April 4

Over the 14-day period from March 22 to April 4, there were 22 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 16 during the previous two weeks): None of the cases were associated with a cluster. Public Health attributed 36 percent of cases to community spread, 32 percent to secondary transmission, 14 percent to out-of-state travel, and …

April 7, 2021 - Getting a vaccine just got easier: April 8 vaccine clinic at Centennial Hall open to walk-ins

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Centennial Hall on Thursday, April 8, will be open to walk-ins. Just stop by Centennial Hall anytime from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. tomorrow and get your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at no cost; no appointment is necessary. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for anyone ages 16 and up. After getting the vaccine, …

April 13, 2021 - Friday clinic in the Valley will distribute Pfizer vaccine

The City and Borough of Juneau yesterday announced two new clinics in the Mendenhall Valley and Auke Bay – St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church this Friday, April 16, and University of Alaska Southeast April 22-April 24. The Friday, April 16, clinic at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be offering the Pfizer vaccine instead of the originally planned Johnson & Johnson vaccine. …

April 6, 2021 - Request a pop-up vaccine clinic for your organization

To increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine, the City and Borough of Juneau is offering local organizations and groups the opportunity to host a mini pop-up vaccine clinic. Fill out this request form and CBJ, along with Juneau Public Health, could bring a clinic to your group’s location. Examples of groups or organizations that could request a pop-up clinic include …

April 6, 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 three cases to community spread and one is under investigation. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,212 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 147 nonresidents. There are 16 active cases in Juneau and 1,338 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active …

April 6, 2021 - Weekly COVID-19 Community Updates will now include live community Q&A

Members of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center have been presenting weekly updates on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau since last August. The updates occur every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Starting today, April 6, community members will be able to ask questions live during the community update. EOC members will be joined by a Public Health …

April 5, 2021 - CBJ reports eight new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 3-5

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting eight new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for April 3-5. Public Health is attributing four cases to community spread, two to secondary transmission, and two are under investigation. Last Friday, April 2, CBJ reported one case – a nonresident from the seafood industry. The case is older and …

April 5, 2021 - Juneau high schools to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday, April 9

All Juneau students age 16 and up have an opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine this Friday, April 9. The vaccine clinic will begin at 10 a.m. at Thunder Mountain High School and at 12 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. To sign up your child, fill out this vaccine request by Tuesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. and …

April 2, 2021 - Get a COVID-19 vaccine in April & you could win $500

Anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a first-dose clinic at Centennial Hall, Fred Meyer Pharmacy, or Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe in April will have the opportunity to win one of two cash prizes: $500 will go to the first ticket drawn and $250 to the second ticket drawn. Funding for the prizes is provided by the Juneau Emergency Medical Associates …

April 2, 2021 - Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Lindy Jones

Dr. Lindy Jones had t