This is a series of coronavirus updates relevant to Alaskans. For previous updates, check the “All Stories” tab on the home page.
Juneau: City and Borough of Juneau is closing public facilities such as Augustus Brown Pool, Dimond Park Aquatic Center, Mount Jumbo Gym, Downtown Public Library, Mendenhall Valley Public Library, Douglas Public Library, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and Zach Gordon Youth Center. The closures are effective March 16-30.
CBJ has suspended Senior Open Gym, but not the Juneau Hike Program. Reservations at CBJ facilities impacted by the closure will be cancelled and refunded.
Eaglecrest: Eaglecrest Ski Area is open, and has had a terrific year for snow, and the kids are out of school for the rest of the month. “We recognize that this situation may change quickly and may not be under our control. We ask for your patience and understanding if we need to make adjustments.” The ski area has reduced seating capacity in the Great Room and staff is regularly sanitizing surfaces. All after-hours special events have been postponed, including the Powder Keg Cup race series. The ski area asks all guests to reduce time spent in the lodge and wash their hands. “Enjoy the outdoors and this beautiful weather.”
Fairbanks: Tanana Chiefs Conference has been postponed. It had been scheduled for March 16-19. Alaska Festival of Native Arts has been cancelled.
Anchorage: Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games has been cancelled.
Apple: Apple has closed down all of its retail stores outside of China. The Apple store in Anchorage is among those that are closed:
Alyeska: Alyeska resort is open and ski conditions are good.
Hilcorp: Hilcorps is working on rotation, with many workers working from home.
Spain: The Spanish government enacted a nationwide lockdown on Saturday, ordering people to stay in their homes.
Israel: Israel has banned all gatherings of over 10 people. The prime minister has closed schools, the restaurants are now closed. All “leisure” activities are postponed indefinitely. Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open.
France: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe ordered all nonessential businesses to close, including all restaurants and cafes. Banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and newsstands may remain open