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VIGIL – More than 300 people share seven minutes of silence on Totem Square during a vigil for George Floyd, who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The large turnout for event made it difficult for participants to maintain the six-foot social distance that organizers had hoped for. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

May 20, 2020, Community Happenings

Walk, Bike

Conference Set

Using Zoom

The Alaska Walk and Bike Conference is going virtual. The free event will be 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 9-12.

The schedule is still in the works, but each day will open with a speaker discussing a national topic, followed by a speaker discussing an Alaska example. Optional chat rooms will be held after each day’s events.

The topics for each day are:

–Tuesday, June 9: ‘‘Walk to Connect’’;

–Wednesday, June 10: ‘‘Walk to Prevent COVID-19’’;

–Thursday, June 11: ‘‘Parks and Health’’; and

–Friday, June 12: ‘‘Biking to Health.’’

Ana Lucaci and Nicole Huegenin of Denver-based Walk2Connect; SEARHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliot Bruhl of Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center; Bonita Banks, B.S.N., R.N., of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer; Maeve Nevins-Lavtar from the Municipality of Anchorage; Sarana Schell of AARP Alaska; Ken McLeod of the League of American Bicyclists; Lee Hart of the Alaska Outdoor Alliance; and Charlie Lowell of the Sustina Bicycle Institute.

A schedule and free online registration form will be posted soon. For more information, contact Dawn Groth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Tlingit & Haida

Meeting on Zoom

A lunchtime chat with Tlingit & Haida, will be held via Zoom at noon May 21.

The chats are available via Zoom at www.facebook.com/ccthita.

Incident Commander Jason Wilson and Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Padron will discuss ‘‘Tribal Emergency Operations Center.’’

 

Chats are hosted by President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson every Thursday on Tlingit & Haida’s Facebook page to share information with tribal citizens on Tlingit & Haida’s recent and upcoming activities, programs and services. Each session will include a question-and-answer period and close with a door prize drawing.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 6-2-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 20

Total statewide – 487

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 47, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

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March 23, 2020

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TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

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