One of Two Craig Cases Classified "Recovered," Ketchikan Beaches Opened and Other News - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, April 16, 2020

One of Two Craig Cases Classified "Recovered," Ketchikan Beaches Opened and Other News

For your convenience, here are the big stories happening today in one big post: 

Craig City staff was notified by Alaska Public Health on Friday April 10th that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. On Monday, April 13th Public Health notified the city that a second case in Craig had been confirmed.

On April 16th, Public Health notified the Craig Emergency Operations Center staff that one of the Craig cases has been classified as “recovered” by State Public Health. According to Public Health, persons who were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue home isolation under the following conditions:

• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND,
• At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Public Health is continuing to monitor the other confirmed case and contacts from both cases identified through the case investigation process.

We are continuing to strongly advise residents to strictly follow all health mandates and advisories to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in Craig. These measures include:

  • Do not socialize with persons outside of your household
  • Maintain good social distancing at all times keeping at least six feet between persons
  • Keep all trips for essential services to a minimum to avoid contact and wear a face mask/covering when you do need to make essential service trips
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible
  • If you have symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4° F or higher contact your primary healthcare provider and self isolate immediately

The City of Craig will continue to monitor COVID-19 reports and information and provide links and up to date information about the City of Craig response at the city’s website. For information go to or

Craig Spring Clean-up Sign-up RESCHEDULED

Spring Clean-up week has been RESCHEDULED to: May 4th - May 8th

House Hold Hazardous Waste event has been CANCELED.

The schedule will be as follows:

Monday-Tanner Crab and Shaan Seet
Tuesday-Hamilton Drive to Port Bagial
Wednesday-Port Bagial to Harbor
Thursday-Harbor to Fifth Street
Friday- Fifth Street to West Craig
Customer will be added to the list for pick-up by submitting the form below OR calling city hall @ 826-3275. It is the customer's responsibility to call or submit the form via the website.


Debris will need to be sorted into separate piles:

Wood products/waste
White Goods (Refrigerators/Freezers)
All other garbage
*Refrigerators and freezers must have refrigerant removed and be tagged by an authorized servicer. Wood waste will be taken to the City burn pile with all other to be hauled to the Klawock Landfill. Disposal charges from the Landfill can be passed back to the customers.

Klawock Spring Clean Up

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

April 16, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (4), Kodiak (1), and Juneau (2). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 300.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 15 and reflect data posted at noon today on

The Kodiak case is the first case in the Kodiak Island Borough. Of the new cases, five are male and two are female. One is under the age of 10; two are aged 20-29; two are aged 30-39; one is aged 50-59; and one is aged 60-69. There have been a total of 35 hospitalizations and nine deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths yesterday.

New Klawock Public Facility Hours

Anonymous Customer Sends Food to AC Thompson House

Fresh Pizza, Fresh Breadsticks, BIG smiles from all our employees!! This was absolutely unexpected but VERY much appreciated from a customer whom wishes to remain anonymous! Thank You from all the employees at AC Thompson House we all enjoyed it today during one of our busiest days of the week. Have a great night everyone and stay safe.

Ketchikan Rotary and South Point Higgins Beaches Open

Rotary Beach and South Point Higgins Beach are now open (this does not include playgrounds)! Please continue to practice social distancing, keep a space of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate family, and avoid congregating with others. This will help us in continuing to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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