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Looking Back at Six Months of COVID-19 in Alaska | KTOO


Today marks six months since Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Alaska’s first known case of COVID-19, an international traveler to Anchorage. At a press conference, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said the man was an “isolated case.” Dunleavy urged Alaskans not to panic.

Everything changed then, and quickly.

Fixtures of our lives fell like dominoes: For the first time in its 46 years, there would be no Alaska Folk Festival. Alaska’s largest basketball tournament was called off. And Canada closed its ports to large cruise ships, casting a pall over the 2020 cruise season.

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