Ketchikan Chinese Flu Update, A&P Changes their Store Hours, AMHS and a Funny Joke at the Expense of Lawyers - P.O.W. Report

Friday, March 20, 2020

Ketchikan Chinese Flu Update, A&P Changes their Store Hours, AMHS and a Funny Joke at the Expense of Lawyers

Another day another resident tests positive, this time it's the wife of the gentleman who was Ketchikan's patient zero: 

Ketchikan now has two confirmed coronavirus cases — in the same household. The first individual to test positive identified himself on social media as Glenn Brown, Ketchikan’s borough attorney. He’s also a KRBD board member. The second confirmed case is his wife, officials said.

The moral of the story is that attorney's never produce anything of value to their communities (I joke, I joke but you all thought of that already so don't blame! And it sounds like they are recovering well in quarantine.) Speaking of jokes here's a good one: 

What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra? Taller.


Ketchikan’s local hospital is restricting visitors and posting security by entrances as it prepares for the coronavirus pandemic.

“Other entrances will be locked,” PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center wrote in a Thursday afternoon news release.

The provider says it’ll consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis, but hospital officials encourage loved ones to consider virtual visits via video calls.

The hospital will still accept emergency room patients who don’t present life-threatening conditions at its main entrance between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., the provider said.

After that, the main entrance will close. The hospital will take after-hours emergency patients via the ambulance entrance at Carlanna Lake Road. Guards will ask patients screening questions and take their temperature before they enter.

AMHS Announces New Boarding Process

(KETCHIKAN, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is required to immediately report any illness of persons on board our vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new boarding process has been put in place to avoid disruptions to service or a situation involving passengers quarantined aboard ship.

Travelers will be observed by AMHS staff during the ticketing and boarding process. If a traveler exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other flu-like illnesses, they will not be allowed to board and will receive a full refund. AMHS is allowing customers to cancel any existing reservations without fees or penalties from now through April 8, 2020.

Speaking of changes the IFA is continuing it's daily runs and has restricted the Galley meals to a limited menu to comply with the Governor's mandates. If that changes, we will let you know. 

A Message from Tongass Federal Credit Union

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ketchikan. The safety of our members and employees matters most during this time of uncertainty.

With this recent report, we have decided to close the lobbies in Ketchikan, Metlakatla, and the Loan Center.
Drive Thru Lanes will remain open!

Remember you have 24/7 services with audio teller, or use mobile or online banking. ATMs and night drop are additional options. Our contact center will also be open regular hours for additional assistance 800-960-8328.

Grocery Store Hour Changes:

Klawock AC
Will shop & deliver groceries with in Klawock city limits
Minimum of $80.00.
Call 755-2722
Please be safe & healthy!

Craig AC
Will shop and delivery groceries within city limits
Minimum of $50

Share, like and subscribe to this site
Send a tip or a story or a classified or hatemail to
Support this site and make a small donation (and you'll receive the POW Court Report in an email)
Ads just 10$ a month

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.