Alaska News February 17, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s Public Media: Lingít activist recalls history of Indigenous women protecting the Tongass: ‘The momentum has only grown’; Alaska avalanche survivor and essayist spent years digging out of PTSD and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kotlik in lockdown after gunman reportedly occupies school and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History February 17th, 1914 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: A unique Alaskan holiday: Elizabeth Peratrovich Day; Vigil for Robyn Gray held at Fairbanks courthouse after guilty verdict delivered and more ->
KINY: Three arrested on drug charges in Sitka, total drugs seized valued at over $40,000; Senate delegation proposal to ban Russian seafood trade included in federal “NYET” sanctions package; First Lady opens nomination period for volunteer awards and more ->
KTK: Bycatch task force works to refine mission ahead of November deadline and more ->
KFSK: Cultural festival in Petersburg discusses normalizing the Tlingit language and more ->
KUCB: With food insecurity on the rise, Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska opens island’s first official food bank and more ->
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New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opens in Midtown Anchorage
By Anchorage Daily News
Updated: 1 day ago Published: 1 day ago

A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is now open in Midtown Anchorage six days a week.

The site, managed by Visit Healthcare and funded by Southcentral Foundation, is at 999 E. Tudor Road, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Tests are free and open to the public. Appointments are not required.

[Alaska on Monday reports 3-day tally of just over 1,860 COVID-19 cases as decline continues]

For additional testing locations and times in the Anchorage area, visit for open locations and estimated wait times.

State and national health officials continue to recommend testing for those with virus symptoms or who’ve had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

In Alaska, the current alert level is high, which indicates high levels of community transmission.