The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is kicking off a new COVID relief program. STA Tribal Council Chairman Woody Widmark and Outreach caseworker Jean Swanson joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to announce that all Tribal Citizens will qualify for a one-time $1000 payment this spring.
Over 75 new coronavirus cases were reported by the state last week in Sitka. Months ago, this jump in cases would put Sitka’s COVID alert level at high, but CDC guidance now weighs hospitalizations more heavily than case counts. So Sitka remains at ‘medium’ because there have been no hospitalizations associated with the recent uptick.