CBJ receives update on COVID-19

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Assembly needs to continue the current steps to monitor for COVID-19, and continue to work to increase testing capacity, Incident Commander Mila Cosgrove said.

    Cosgrove said there was one additional case of COVID-19 in Juneau. The state saw an increase of 13 cases.

    Public health continues to contact trace all the new cases.

    They have yet to determine how the Juneau case received the virus.

    They are currently following 11 people in Juneau.

    Cosgrove said they have entered a new phase in the COVID-19 ordeal. She said this is where you learn to live a normal life with the threat of COVID-19.

    She said personal responsibility is one of the most important things a person can do. This includes washing hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face mask in public. 

    A second round of testing is planned for Lemon Creek Correctional employees.

    Travel through the Juneau International Airport continues to increase on a daily basis.

    She recommended the CBJ continue to keep Centennial Hall closed to the general public and to not permit large gatherings like street parades.

    The Marine Highway will begin round trips from Bellingham Washington on June 26.

    The governor's Health Mandate 10 that requires a 14-day quarantine for people that travel to Juneau from out of state will end on June 2. Cosgrove said the assembly should consider extending the quarantine.

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