You no longer need to have traveled, or have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, to be tested for coronavirus in many Southeast communities. As of Thursday, March 26, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will test anyone showing symptoms of the virus.
Sitka families are confronting a new reality as the COVID-19 pandemic rewrites the parenting playbook. School is suspended until May 1st, playgrounds are closed, and seeing friends is generally out of the picture. As Sitkans brace for a long stay at home, parents with young children find themselves looking for creative ways to stay well, and stay sane.