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Friday, April 17, 2020

Ketchikan is 15 out 15 Recovered and Other News

Nine new cases of COVID-19 announced in three Alaska communities

April 17, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced nine new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (7), Kenai (1), and Juneau (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 309.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 16 and reflect data posted at noon today on

Of the new cases, two are male and seven are female. Two are aged 10-19; one is aged 20-29; two are aged 30-39; one is aged 40-49; one is aged 50-59; and two are aged 60-69. There have been a total of 36 hospitalizations and nine deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths reported yesterday.

 Ketchikan Virus Update

City of Craig municipal quarantine policy mandate

City of Craig:
At its regular meeting on April 16, 2020, the Craig City Council extended the closure of all Craig city facilities to the public until May 8, 2020. The council will reevaluate the closure notice at the May 7, 2020 regular council meeting.

In addition to extending the closure of city facilities, setting a municipal quarantine policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. A copy of the adopted ordinance can be seen by going to the COVID-19 page on the city web site. This ordinance mandates quarantine and travel restrictions for travelers to Craig from outside the state, or from communities (off of Prince of Wales Island) who have confirmed cases of COVID-19. This ordinance is valid until June 16, 2020, unless shortened by the Craig Mayor or extended by
ordinance. This ordinance supersedes the previous policy documents regarding
harbor quarantine and the general quarantine policy adopted by the city.

Go to for additional information about the closure and how to
access city services.

Free Klawock Firewood:

There is firewood available by the Klawock Firehall available to all residents. Donated by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium(SEARHC) and made available by City of Klawock's Public Works Department. Stay safe Klawock. Mayor Nickerson.

Alaska tribes join lawsuit to block Alaska Native corporations from receiving COVID-19 aid

The lawsuit was filed in the district court of Washington D.C. on Friday by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Tulalip Tribes and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. The tribes from Washington and Maine are joined by three Alaska tribes: Akiak Native Community, Asa’carsamiut Tribe and Aleut Community of St. Paul Island.

The six tribes are suing U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin, arguing that for-profit Alaska Native corporations should not receive a share of the CARES Act. They are also seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the funding from being allocated on April 26, until the questions of eligibility can be resolved.

According to the lawsuit, the language of the bill is unambiguous that CARES Act funding should only go to tribal governments. As Alaska Native corporations aren’t tribal governments, they shouldn’t qualify, the lawsuit states. [read more.]

Call to Local Artists:

On behalf of the Klawock Cooperative Association:

Please read this notice in its entirety and carefully.

Name of Venue or Event: Call to Local Artists for Original Artwork to be installed on community smokehouses being constructed by The Klawock Cooperative Association.

Work Media: The Klawock Cooperative Association is looking for original artwork to be installed on community smokehouses.

Work Size: Design must be able to fit 4’x8’ dimensions (the same dimensions as a sheet of plywood)
Entry Requirements:

1. Original Artwork by Local Artist (Open to all residents of Prince of Wales Island).
2. Artwork is to include/incorporate the following themes: Community, Resilience/Strength, Food Security/ Good Medicine
3. Description of Original Artwork
4. Accurate and up to date contact information included with submission
5. Artwork must be able to withstand exposure to outdoor conditions
6. Artists may submit multiple designs for consideration, up to a maximum of three designs per artist.
7. Artists must be able to reproduce and scale any submitted designs to the dimensions described above.

Entries Due: May 4, 2020
Selection Announced: May 10, 2020
Design Installation/Completion: June 1, 2020
Selection Process: All submissions will be reviewed by a committee and subject to final approval by The Klawock Cooperative Association’s Tribal Council.

Notification to artist: The Selected Artist(s) will be contacted by the Klawock Cooperative Association’s Community Catalyst; Quinn Aboudara by no later than May 10th 2020
Reception: All selected designs must be completed and installed by June 1, 2020. The Klawock Cooperative Association will host a blessing of the facilities and unveiling of artwork on June 5, 2020
Publicity: The event will be advertised in local newspapers, social media, flyers placed in local areas, and through additional outlets made available by the Sustainable Southeast Partnership.
Please submit your original designs to Quinn Aboudara via email: by no later than 4:00 PM May 4, 2020.

For questions or additional information please contact:
Quinn Aboudara
Cell: (619) 886- 2429

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Mr. Governor, open Alaska back to business now

The governor has decided that elective medical procedures may once again be done by the medical community. Goody. Now, what about the rest of the economy? Why is it that the economy was shut down without consideration to the impact, but restarting it must be done incrementally . . . why is that?

Why is it that government will be the arbiter of who goes back to work and when?

We have gone from a relatively free and open society to a cloistered society where social interaction is condemned as inviting disease and disaster. This is not what we want for our families.

Yet, by all evidence, this pathogen is considered to be no worse than a bad flu season, in terms of its overall impact upon the population.

As of today (April 16), the total dead attributed to the COVID-19 is 32,917, 80% of whom are 65 or older. That’s if you can trust the figures . . . there is now a bounty being paid for COVID-19 diagnosis. Now, you know why the testing is going into overdrive across the country.

The federal government’s recent stimulus included payments to hospitals ranging from $12,000 to $300,000 per patient diagnosed with COVID-19. This is a powerful incentive to ignore the actual cause of death and to insure payment for any death... [read more]

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