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The Alaska Marine Highway System will now require that all passengers (over the age of two) provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding its ferries. 

The new protocol was announced after an AMHS employee aboard the M/V Tustumena's first sailing of the season tested positive for the virus in Unalaska on June 6.

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While Unalaska was granted $1,120,265 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — for its airport last week, many questions remain about what the funding can be used for. 

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offset impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unalaska has been granted $1,120,265 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — for its airport.

 

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which released $124.17 million for Alaskan airports to offset impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic last week. 

 

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Hundreds of people rallied around the state Tuesday to restore the Alaska Marine Highway System's regional ferry service. The fleet has been largely idle since the last mainliner in service broke down last month.

In Juneau, state and tribal leaders told 200 people gathered around the Capitol steps that for smaller coastal communities, regular ferry connections are a matter of survival.

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The City Council's top priority is the "stabilization" of Unalaska's commercial flights.

On Tuesday, councilors voted unanimously to update their state legislative initiatives ahead of a lobbying trip to Juneau next month.

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