Local health officials announced Sitka’s thirty-seventh confirmed coronavirus case today (8-4-20). The woman in her twenties was tested on August 3. She was exhibiting symptoms at the time of testing.Read More
The city has set aside $5 million in coronavirus relief funding for business and non-profit grants. Applications for the grants went live over the weekend. How much a business qualifies for depends on its previous annual revenue. Even though there’s only one application, there are separate sets of questions for businesses and nonprofits.
Just two weeks after a resolution “ordering” mask wearing in public failed at the assembly table, a resolution with more lenient language passed. Sitka’s local government now “highly encourages”-- but still does not require-- mask wearing in public.