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CBJ requires public to wear face coverings in libraries & public buses

May 29, 2020 – News

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Juneau, the public is now required to wear cloth face coverings on Capital Transit buses, CAPITAL AKcess vans, and all three branches of the Juneau Public Libraries. This safety measure adheres to an emergency ordinance passed last night by the Juneau Assembly. Updates …

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State reports one new COVID-19 case in Juneau

May 28, 2020 – News

Another person in Juneau has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. Prior to today, the most recent positive case in Juneau was reported May 22. After a thorough investigation, DHSS hasn’t been able …

Finance Committee may take action on property tax rate tonight

May 27, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee is close to finishing its work on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. During its meeting at 5 p.m. today, the committee may take action on pending items, a resolution on a reduced capital improvement plan, an ordinance setting the property tax …

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People of CBJ: Hannah O’Daniel

May 22, 2020 – News

“At the beginning of the distance-education, I felt really uncomfortable and totally out of my zone, but now I feel like I know so much more about my students, about their families, about their home life. Even if it’s through the screen, I’ve been invited into their homes. And seeing …

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As state reports another COVID-19 case in Juneau, efforts to slow spread are far from over

May 22, 2020 – News

Another person in Juneau has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. Cumulatively, 31 people from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March; 28 of these individuals have recovered. Statewide, the State of …

Celebrating this Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2020 – News

For this Memorial Day weekend, whether you choose to go camping, fishing, hiking, biking, or just go outside and BBQ in your own backyard, please stay safe this weekend. The best way to stay safe while having fun is to be prepared. This year that means in addition to the …

Valley Library reopens May 28, Downtown & Douglas Libraries reopen May 31

May 21, 2020 – News

Juneau Public Libraries will reopen next week with modified days of operation. Starting Thursday, May 28, Mendenhall Valley Public Library will be open Wednesday to Saturday each week. Starting Sunday, May 31, the Downtown and Douglas Public Libraries will be open Sunday to Wednesday. Each branch has its normal open …

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People of CBJ: Meg Elliott

May 21, 2020 – News

“I’ve realized there is a lot of my identity wrapped up in being a teacher and being able to see my students every day. When that was so abruptly taken away, that was soul-crushing. I miss the kids. I miss their faces, their hellos, their hugs, their high-fives. I ended …

COVID-19 loan program assists 140 small businesses in Juneau which support nearly 800 jobs

May 21, 2020 – News

In the beginning of April, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed an emergency $3 million appropriation to provide relief to small businesses in Juneau that’ve been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the program has approved loans to 140 businesses, which support 436 part-time and 358 full-time positions. …

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Updated budget balancing tool & childcare on tonight’s Assembly Finance Committee agenda

May 20, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Manager will present an updated budget strategy to the Assembly during tonight’s Assembly Finance Committee meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. Also on the agenda is a COVID-19 update, COVID-19 related childcare support, Economic Stabilization Task Force Recommendations, a capital improvement project update, and …