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We are practicing social distancing while working to keep everyone up to date on the coronavirus. Alaska is now up to 12 cases. People from Bristol Bay have been tested, but the results are pending.

Bristol Bay Borough School District

The Bristol Bay Borough is also extending spring break by one week, complying with the state’s shutdown of education through March 30.

 

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Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is putting extra measures into place to prepare for coronavirus, modifying and adapting their normal practices in communities around the region. 

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"Knowing that it’s the last time everyone is going to be able to watch us — we fought hard," said Captain Abby Whitcomb, a senior, about the team's last game in front of a crowd. Whitcomb's last season of high school basketball ended suddenly, as ASAA cancelled the state tournament amid coronavirus concerns. 

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Updated Wednesday, April 1. A list of closures and schedule changes for organizations and events around Bristol Bay. We will update this page as new information is provided.

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Supplies of certain products have run low statewide because of people stocking up in the wake of coronavirus concerns. In Bristol Bay, several grocery stores are preparing to offset the wave of product shortages in the region.

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Prevention preparations ramp up in Bristol Bay, a day after Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Alaska's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Concerns about the virus have upended plans for several regional organizations. 

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The city of Dillingham is reaching out to processors ahead of the 2020 salmon season. The hospital can now test for COVID-19 if someone shows symptoms.

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The school district is taking steps to prepare for the coronavirus a day after the state's first confirmed case was announced in Anchorage.

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Thousands of fishermen, processors, and cannery workers will travel to Bristol Bay in the coming months to participate in the commercial fishery. As of Thursday afternoon, no one in the region had been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus

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The Trump administration last month proposed to narrow the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That could have profound impacts on how industry players approach development in Alaska.

The Dillingham City School District was unaminous in its decision to not support international travel at the end of the month with Educational First Tours. The disrtict and EF Tours are working with families to reschedule and finance future trips.

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Last May, the Curyung Tribal Council passed a resolution to withdraw its membership from BBAHC. Now, tribal leaders are responding to concerns that a withdrawal would destabilize health care in the region.

 

 

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We cover what Bristol Bay needs to know about the coronavirus. And we take a look at the Curyung Tribe's concerns regarding healthcare in the region, and what it wants to change.

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Education, preparedness and prevention of the coronavirus were themes of the meeting in Dillingham. While there are no confirmed cases in Alaska so far, community leaders want to coordinate their approach if the virus comes to the region.

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