Folks on unemployment have gotten extra financial padding in the form of an additional $600 a week from the CARES act. With those benefits about to run out, the Food Bank of Alaska is trying to keep food on the table for those who need help.
One of the things Alaska is most known for is its beautiful scenery. hHundreds of people take advantage of that beauty and use it as a backdrop for their weddings. However, it seems as though COVID-19 has brought that to a halt-- for now.
With the economy taking big hits in a majority of sectors the real estate market has actually been strong. Two major reasons for that here in Alaska seem to be low inventory and even lower interest rates according to industry insiders.
While passenger numbers tanked due to the coronavirus pandemic for airlines around the world, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has seen a major upswing in the other side of its flight operations.
Coronavirus concerns have had effects on sectors across the state, and the pandemic did not leave the Alaska Marine Highway System out, triggering changes throughout the ferry system and even leaving some communities to make do with what they have.
As retailers get back to business, a post pandemic world may change the way people shop. Throughout the past few months, many small retail shop owners have had to do some transforming to match a new normal.