More Updates On Covid: Madison Lumber, KPD Changes, CTA Proclamation and More - P.O.W. Report

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

More Updates On Covid: Madison Lumber, KPD Changes, CTA Proclamation and More

No new Covid cases in Ketchikan

Ketchikan mulls Cruise ship docking:

An Alaska city is considering whether to allow cruise ships to dock there while waiting out the global ocean cruise suspension because of the outbreak of the coronavirus

The Ketchikan Daily News reported the Ketchikan City Council has discussed allowing cruise operators to pay for space and services at its downtown berths.

Ketchikan Port and Harbors Director Steve Corporon says at least one cruise line has approached the city about docking multiple ships.

CTA Passes Resolution asking for City of Craig to Shelter in Place

From Clinton Cook:

CTA Resolution No. 2020-03


WHEREAS, the Craig Tribal Association is a duly constituted Indian Tribe, organized pursuant to the authority of Section 16 of the Act of Congress of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended by the Acts of Congress, June 15, 1935, (49 Stat. 3788) and May 1, 1936, (49 Stat. 1250); and

WHEREAS, the Tribal Council of the Craig Tribal Association is the governing body of the Craig Tribe in accordance with its Constitution & By-Laws; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated a health emergency in Ketchikan, Alaska that threatens to overwhelm the Ketchikan health system and the economy of their community, endangering the lives of their citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Council Annette Islands Reserve, Metlakatla Indian Community issued a statement denying visitors permits, discouraging visitors and advising any of their members returning from Ketchikan, Alaska to quarantine at home for 14 days; and

WHEREAS, Ketchikan, Alaska is the gateway for all travelers from the community of Craig, Alaska, and citizens of Prince of Wales Island; and

WHEREAS, Governor Dunleavy has implemented several health mandates such as the closures of schools, services and businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, it is now imperative that the citizens of Craig, Alaska follow strict guidance, shelter in place, and stay home, in order to contain a spread of COVID-19.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Tribal Council of the Craig Tribal Association on behalf of its members residing in the city limits of Craig, Alaska, urges the City of Craig to issue a proclamation “Shelter in Place” declaration strongly urging all citizens to:

1. Stay in place in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
2. Stay home and work from home as much as possible.
3. Conduct business via telephone or electronic means as much as possible.
4. To the extent possible, urge non-essential businesses to close for a period of 14 days.
5. To the extent possible, urge all non-essential travelers to cease travel to Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kenai/Soldotna and designated Hot Spots in the United States.
6. Be aware of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a federal law signed by the President of the United States on March 18, 2020, so citizens, employers and employees of small businesses are aware of their rights under this Act.
7. Follow all health mandates issued by Governor Dunleavy, the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The undersigned hereby certify that the Tribal Council of the Craig Tribal Association is comprised of seven (7) members of which a majority vote was established via telephonic phone poll, and this resolution was adopted by the following votes and has not been rescinded, amended or modified in any way this ___ day of March, 2020.
[___] Yes [___] No [___] Abstain
ATTEST:​​​​​Clinton E. Cook, Sr., Tribal President

June E. Durgan, Tribal Secretary

Madison Lumber Addresses a Rumor

This is Janice Walker. I don't like to address rumors on social media but I need to address 2 issues that are in the rumor mill here in Ketchikan.

I have a cough that is associated with bronchitis. I need to assure any customers who I have been in contact with that this condition has been diagnosed by a doctor and I am being treated for bronchitis.
We found out late last week that one of our employees tested positive for Covid-19. That employee was in contact with patient 0 in Ketchikan on March 13. That employee is in their 14 day quarantine and has not been at work since March 4 - with the exception of a brief stop at the store on March 16. That employee will have met their 14 day quarantine on Friday, March 27 and will return to work.

We are working short staffed because several employees who were in contact with the affected employee on March 16 have opted to stay at home until March 30 when the 14 day quarantine period after March 16 will be over.

Ketchikan Police Department Updates 

POW Health Coalition

1st Bank Updates:


To slow the spread of the Coronavirus, we have closed all of our branch lobbies. Although our lobbies are closed, we are processing all regular branch transactions through our Drive Through for drive up and walk up customers.

You can also withdrawal cash at our ATM, deposit funds through our Night Drop (processed daily) and access your funds through our Online and Mobile Banking services. We are available over the phone to open an account, inquire about a loan or to set up an appointment to access your safe deposit box.

Please call the phone number associated with your branch below.
- Totem Branch (Ketchikan) – 800-478-6101
- Ketchikan Financial (Loan) Center – 907-228-4403
- Mendenhall Branch (Juneau) – 907-790-2929
- Sitka Branch – 907-747-6636
- Petersburg Branch – 907-772-4277
- Wrangell Branch – 907-874-3363
- Prince of Wales (Craig) Branch – 907-826-3254

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 800-478-6101 from 9:30 am to 5:30 PM (Monday - Friday) and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Saturday).

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