The transition at Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena mass shelter on Thursday left the new contractor scrambling to provide basic services that day.
All stations will remained staffed, but specific units will close during night shifts when call volumes are lowest, Chief Doug Schrage said.
It was not immediately clear what caused the collision and police said the investigation is ongoing.
The resolution asked the mayor to require masks in indoor public areas of municipal buildings when Anchorage is in a high alert risk level for COVID-19 transmission, and to promote other mitigation measures, including vaccinations.
Doctors say Providence Alaska Medical Center is so overwhelmed by COVID-19 they can no longer treat patients in a timely manner and now need to ration care.
The municipality awarded a bid to run the Sullivan Arena to 99 Plus 1, Inc., which has only a few days to hire staff and assume management of the shelter from the current operator, Bean’s Cafe.
Previously, unvaccinated students and staff deemed close contacts would have needed to quarantine.
The crash briefly cut off all access from the highway into Anchorage Monday, according to police. All lanes were open by 4:35 p.m.
Among them is Scott McClain, a firefighter who died from a work-related cancer in 2020 and whose legacy was remembered in a ceremony at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s office would not say who will run the shelter after Sept. 15, when the city’s contract with Bean’s Cafe ends.
Twenty-one people tested positive after being exposed to the virus while in custody, and another 14 people contracted the virus before they arrived.
Mayor Dave Bronson also said that the municipality “will not comply” with President Joe Biden’s directive, although a spokesman for the mayor said city attorneys are still evaluating whether it applies to municipal employees.
Police said the incident began when Christopher L. Jordan, 40, refused to pull over for an attempted traffic stop by an officer.
Bret Butcher, 24, died Saturday night when he was struck by an SUV near Harrisburg.
In an interview, Dave Bronson called the idea of a mask mandate “very inappropriate” and suggested vaccine requirements for staff are contributing to strain on local hospitals — an assertion hospitals say isn’t accurate.
Dr. Etheldra “Thel” Davis’ first job as a principal was at Fairview.
Some at-home tests offer results in under an hour, while others can be sent off to labs for results. But they aren’t free, and they may make sense only in certain situations.
As Mayor Dave Bronson tries to make headway on his agenda during his first few months in office, he is clashing frequently with the Assembly.
“The fact that an otter attacked a person was certainly surprising,” said a wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, who added that it’s hard to know what the motivation behind the otter’s “unusual behavior” was.
Nurses at the Alaska Native Medical Center took a brief break — and reflected on mental health, burnout and one of the most challenging periods in their careers.