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CDC guidance on pets and COVID-19

April 23, 2020 – CV19-News, FYI

Two pet cats from separate areas in New York have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These cats are the first confirmed pet cases in the U.S. Both cats had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. Very few …

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Assembly extends sales tax remittance due date to June 1

April 22, 2020 – CV19-News, FYI

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has extended the April 30 due date for remittance of sales tax by one month to June 1. Please note that the extension to remit sales tax will only be granted to businesses that file their return for period ending March 31 by the normal …

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State reports another COVID-19 case from Juneau

April 22, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has reported another confirmed case of COVID-19 from Juneau. According to DHSS, the individual is male, aged 20-29. He got sick after being in close contact with someone else who has tested positive for COVID-19. Cumulatively, 27 people from Juneau have …

People of CBJ: Dr. Mimi Benjamin

April 21, 2020 – CV19-News, News

“We’re learning like crazy. We’re learning really important lessons and doing it fast because we have to. I’ve seen projects that would take a year take a week. Restructuring the building, putting up walls, making negative pressure rooms – everything has gone so fast, but it hasn’t been done in …

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Two more cases of COVID-19 detected in Juneau

April 21, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Juneau. The source of the virus for both cases is secondary. According to DHSS, both cases are male, one aged 10-19 and one aged 50-59. Juneau has now had 26 cumulative cases …

Assembly urges businesses and customers to wear cloth face covering

April 21, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Juneau Assembly strongly urges the use of cloth face coverings – or a similar physical barrier – for any businesses with employees that interact with the public, especially grocery stores, gas stations, and retail stores. Likewise, the Assembly is strongly encouraging customers and visitors entering into a business or …

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Tonight’s Special Assembly Meeting is virtual; public can listen in & provide comment

Tonight’s Special Assembly Meeting at 6 p.m. will be conducted completely online. The public can listen to the audio of the meeting in a few different ways: Call 1-346 -248-7799 and enter Webinar ID: 953 4131 8984 On CBJ’s Vimeo page On Facebook Live on the CBJ Facebook page Members …

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One new case of COVID-19 detected in Juneau

April 17, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has reported another confirmed case of COVID-19 from Juneau. The source of the virus is under investigation. According to DHSS, this new case is female, aged 50-59. Juneau has now had 24 cumulative cases – five cases are a result of …

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COVID-19 Glossary

April 17, 2020 – CV19-News, FYI

Here’s a list of terms that are important to understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. (See CBJ’s full COVID-19 Glossary here.) Asymptomatic transmission: The spread of COVID-19 from a person who is infected but never develops symptoms. In the case of COVID-19, this means absence of fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness …

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Update on cruise ship scheduling

April 17, 2020 – CV19-News, News

When, how, and if Juneau and the rest of Southeast will have a cruise ship season is still unknown due to several factors, including: ​​Canada closed its ports to large and small cruise ships until July 1. The Port of Seattle has also delayed its cruise season​ indefinitely. Because large cruise ships that visit Juneau and elsewhere in Southeast …