City of Dillingham

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Some people believe the new emergency order doesn’t go far enough. The Dillingham City Council will vote tonight on whether to extend its declaration of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic until September.

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Dillingham’s interim city manager put forth several changes to the City's COVID-19 safety measures, which go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

Brian Venua/KDLG

During the public hearing, several people questioned why the city still required people to quarantine for 10 days after travel. The council couldn’t address its quarantine at the meeting because the public wasn't notified in advance.

Brian Venua/KDLG

Twenty-nine cases were reported last month — almost half within the first week. The City Council is holding a public hearing Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss extending the city manager’s ability to enact COVID-19 regulations through emergency orders.

Jason Sear

The company filed the complaint January 19. It levies a total of five counts against the City for unpaid fees and improper waste enforcement for residents, citing alleged disposal of human fecal matter in city dumpsters.

 

Ron Bowers

Dillingham police and the state fire marshal have yet to determine exactly where the fire started based on the fire’s burn patterns.

 

Ron Bowers

The landfill shop building caught fire sometime after 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the City of Dillingham. The police and fire departments are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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People arriving in Dillingham can now leave quarantine after 10 days if they do not have any symptoms, instead of 14 days. The change came Friday in an emergency order from the city manager.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

According to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, nine of the people who tested positive were close contacts of previous cases. The City of Dillingham said there are currently four active cases in Dillingham proper. 

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The first person to test positive October 8 is in isolation. A close contact of that case tested positive the same day. That person is not experiencing symptoms and had recently traveled outside the region.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Saturday is the last day to apply to vote by-mail in Dillingham's local election. In the Bristol Bay Borough, people who want to vote by mail should send in their application immediately.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

The person who tested positive Saturday had recently traveled and was not experiencing symptoms. They are currently in isolation, and the state public health team is contact tracing.

 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

The individual had recently traveled within the state. The City of Dillingham says they are in isolation, and the state public health team is contact tracing.

 

KDLG/Brian Venua

The municipal election is October 6, with two City Council seats up for grabs. Kaleb Westfall is running against Aksel Buholm, and Curt Armstrong is running unopposed. 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

The person who tested positive is currently isolating, and the state public health team started contact tracing on Saturday.

 

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