Assembly hears update from COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Travel numbers are down as the community responds to COVID-19.

    Five cases of the virus in Juneau were travel-related, one was close contact with an infected person and the cause of four cases is unknown.  There are 26 people under investigation in Juneau that had contact with one of the known cases.  Two people are hospitalized in Juneau.

    Incident Commander Mila Cosgrove gave a report at Thursday's CBJ Assembly meeting.

    Cosgrove reported local stores are reporting fewer out of stock items. 

    34 passengers arrived at Juneau International Airport Wednesday.  10 went through voluntary screening.  The CBJ does not have the resources to ensure that travelers stay in 14-day quarantines after the travel to Juneau.

    Remote testing had over seven calls and seven samples taken at the drive-thru testing site Wednesday.  They have tested a total of 91 people at the remote site at the fire training facility. 

    The CBJ has heard from over 200 people wanting to help volunteer.  70 have been assigned duties. 

    The CBJ hopes to open the new location of the Thane Campground on April 15.

    The cold weather shelter continues to operate at the JACC.


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