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Sitka to remain in high alert with 2 new cases over the weekend

Since Friday (12-3-21) , Sitka has reported two more coronavirus cases according to data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The  new cases keep Sitka in high alert, with a seven day case rate of 10. 

At Sitka School Board meeting, parents push for change to mask policy

Dozens of parents spoke out against masks in Sitka’s public schools Wednesday (12-1-21) during a meeting of the Sitka School Board. The school district requires masks unless the community’s coronavirus alert level is ‘low’, But so far Sitka’s case count has been high enough to warrant masks all year.

Alaska seeks private sector to fill gaps in winter ferry schedule

The state of Alaska has invited private ferry operators to bid on offering supplemental winter ferry service to link four Southeast villages with Juneau. But unions ask why the state doesn't use the ferries it has tied to the dock.



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KCAW Coronavirus Information Hub

KCAW is tracking the latest information regarding vaccination and testing, as well as Alaska's travel mandates. You can also find links to other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sitka Cirque ends the year with Winter Showcase this weekend

Sitka Cirque will put on four shows this weekend as part of their Winter showcase. Cirque's Frannie Donohoe and Charles Hart joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss what to expect from the showcase and how people can get involved in 2022.

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