The Sitka Assembly is holding the line on its 14-day quarantine policy for all people arriving in the community, for now. During an emergency session held Tuesday (5-5-20) the assembly debated allowing a small subset of essential workers to go straight to work, without quarantining. Instead, members held off on the partial roll-back, and will consider downgrading the full quarantine at their next regular meeting.
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.