People need to be prepared for big disruptions to their daily lives but it’s really the little things that make a difference when it comes to controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus, the state’s chief medical officer said this weekend.
“Hand washing is incredibly important,” said Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska.
Washing hands and keeping fingers away from faces is the best way to prevent the spread of germs, Zink told about 50 people gathered for a previously scheduled legislative town hall meeting in Chugiak on Saturday.
After a big snowfall, roads in Chugiak-Eagle River are cleared faster and cheaper than those in Anchorage.
So what’s the catch?
“When we get an additional snowfall, everybody’s going to get a berm,” said Eagle River Street Foreman Mark Littlefield.
The driveway berms left by passing snow plows are a bit of a nuisance for folks living in the Chugiak-Eagle River-Birchwood Rural Road Service Area (CBERRRSA), on whose shoulders and snowblowers falls the burden of clearing the berms.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Police arrested a 29-year-old Anchorage woman on Feb. 23 after she allegedly crashed her car into a tree near Mausel Street in Eagle River.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy will hold the first of his “Conversations with Alaskans” town hall-style meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at Chugiak High.
The governor is holding a series of meetings to talk with constituents about the state’s fiscal situation.
“Join Governor Dunleavy for a discussion on Alaska’s fiscal realities and how we can put our state on a path to prosperity for generations to come,” reads a meeting description on the governor’s website.