Tyler Thompson

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Tyler Thompson

 Any person 18 years or younger in the Dillingham area is eligible for the meal service program, which provides breakfast, lunch and a snack. Business Manager Phil Hulett talks about the program's first full weeks of service.

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Four communities have asked the governor to consider closing Bristol Bay's commercial fishery. Processors have laid out plans aimed at keeping the fishery safe. And RavnAir has temporarily halted all operations. 

Bristol Bay Borough

People traveling to King Salmon and Naknek will be prohibited from visiting public spaces. The Borough Police Department will be enforcing the quarantine and six-foot social distancing.

 

Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is aiming to start its seasonal flight service before its normal start date of June 1. Lake and Peninsula Airlines is also opening up charter services for Dillingham and King Salmon.

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Governor Mike Dunleavy mandated that schools remain closed until May 1 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Teachers are changing their curriculums to accomadte at-home education.

 

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The announcement came after bookings with the airline dropped by almost 90% amid the spread of coronavirus in Alaska. Until Sunday, it was still serving 112 communities but has dropped three routes.

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

Some businesses in Dillingham have shut down or made adjustments as local, state and federal mandates were passed down this month.

 

 

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This week, we covered teleconferences from Dillingham to Bristol Bay Borough, as both local governments prepare for a potential spread of the coronavirus. No cases have been confirmed in Bristol Bay. Dillingham business owners shared how they are coping with closures and changes to operations. Villages around Bristol Bay are shutting down travel and school districts share updates to academic calendars. 

Bristol Bay Borough

In a special meeting by the Bristol Bay Borough, assembly members declared a local emergency response to recieve funding from state and federal government. Community members phoned in to share thoughts about the upcoming salmon fish season.

KDLG/Avery Lill

An announcement from the council Monday night banned all travel for non-community members and limited access to public facilities.

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

With Head Start programs across the state shutting down, over 3,000 kids are not receiving any in class services. The Bristol Bay Native Association’s Head Start program is taking precautions due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. 

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

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.

 

Courtesy of Lindsay Layland

"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 Tuesday, April 28. 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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