ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Thursday Governor Dunleavy and health officials confirmed Alaska has its first positive patient for COVID-19.
In a move to limit the spread of the virus, organizations and groups have started to cancel or postpone events.
Here is a list of some events being affected:
- 2020 Arctic Winter Games, March 15 - 17
- Alaska Winter Games set to run March 13-15
- Festival of Native Arts in Fairbanks
- Meet Alaska 2020 Conference and Tradeshow, March 20
- The University of Alaska is canceling all events and gatherings of 25 people or more until March 31
- Alaska Pacific University is canceling its spring commencement
- Alaska Folk Festival
- Alaska Summer Showcase, March 28
- Alaska SkillsUSA conference March 22-28
- All Anchorage and Fairbanks Yaymaker/Paint Nite events (until after March 27)
- Tap Studio's "The Tap Ensemble in Concert", March 28
- Plenary Session of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, March 30-April 6
- Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Symphony of Wines March 26
- Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Institute and the Child, Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Conferences March 30-April 3
- Midtown Mall Spring Craft Show
- Community Health Aide Program Forum scheduled for April 6-10
- 2020 Alaska State Taekwondo Championships
- 39th Annual Alaska Governor’s Safety and Health Conference
- West Anchorage Candidates Forum
- Anchorage Genealogical Society March 18, 2020 meeting
- Anchorage Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar on April 18
- 2020 Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race
- Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show including the associated Food Truck Rally in Wasilla
- Match activities in March and April, organized by Big Brothers Big Sisiters of Alaska.
- 26th Annual Empty Bowl Project, organized by Bean’s Cafe, Inc., March 14
- Meet the Mushers event on March 21 and its Awards Banquet on March 22 in Nome, organized by Iditarod Trail Committee
- Alaska State Spelling, postponed until April 22
- Production of “Hello,Dolly”, organized by TBA Theatre, inc.
- Annual convention and associated events organized by the Tanana Chiefs Conference
- One Health, One Future conference organized by The University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Fairbanks Native Association Annual Membership Meeting in Fairbanks on March 13
- Alaska's state high school basketball tournaments
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suspends all public gatherings
- Bird Treatment & Learning Center "For the Birds Annual Fundraiser", March 21.
- 2nd annual Alaska Veterans and Military Families Summit, April 3-4, New dates: June 19-20
- Stars of the Industry event at Anchorage Sherton moved to Sept. 19.
- Cama-i dance Festival in Bethel
- 2020 Shamrock Shuffle hosted by Skinny Raven
- Juneau Health Fair 2020, March 21
- Alaska Birth Collective Baby Fair, March 28
- ComFish Alaska in Kodiak, rescheduled to September 17-19
- Jo Koy's event, March 14th
- Matsu Republican Women’s Club 2020 Vision for Alaska Event rescheduled to May 16
- Tsunami Live Code Test
- ATHENA Annual Luncheon and Induction Ceremony
- Homer Winter King Tournament
- Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership (AKBMP) Spring Monitoring Season
- Hoop Camp that was set for April 4, in Anchorage
- Heart of the City Church in downtown Anchorage is postponing services and all gathering
- American Cancer Society's Gala Wine & Food Festival
- 7th Annual Alaska Miss Amazing
- Fireside Lectures at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
- Bowl For Kids' Sake in Juneau (April 4), Anchorage (April 11), Fairbanks (April 18) and Mat-Su (April 25), organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Alaska SeaLife Center is also temporarily closed until March 31.
If you know of any events canceled or being postponed that should be added to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story will be updated periodically when new information is received.
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