Bookmark this page as this is where KMXT will post the latest updates that we receive on the coronavirus COVID-19 situation, as well as latest local news stories related to local health and prevention efforts.

Be sure to visit our LowDown Page for recordings of our live program The LowDown which airs each weekday from 9-10 a.m. Your daily fact-based lowdown of what is happening in Kodiak.

We interview local experts on what is happening and what we each can do to diminish the effects of any possible coronavirus outbreak in Kodiak.


  • Newscast — Monday June 1, 2020Mike Wall presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, program updates and local stories on: new COVID-19 cases COVID-19 outbreak response Kodiak Island Borough mail-in ballot elections George Floyd protests in Kodiak, statewide CARES Act funding for fisheries Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods merging plus, a weir update, Alaska Fish Radio, and updates ...Read More
  • Borough does not recommend voting-by-mail election; normal absentee process to remain in place“Vote here” sign placed outside the Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak building. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT) As local municipalities around the state are opting for mail-in ballot elections, for local elections in Kodiak this fall, however, the Kodiak Island Borough does not recommend an entire mail-in ballot election.  Borough Deputy Clerk Alise Rice ...Read More
  • The Lowdown — Monday, June 1, 2020Today’s guests on The Lowdown discussed how businesses and nonprofits can apply now for funds through the Small Business Emergency Grant program. Our guests were Sarah Phillips of Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, Aimee Williams from Discover Kodiak, and John Whiddon, City Council member. All three are also part of the newly formed Kodiak Economic Development ...Read More
  • Your questions about unemployment insurance, answeredBy Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Like the rest of the country, Alaska has had record levels of unemployment claims over the past few months. To put it in perspective, during the first eight weeks of the pandemic, more than 95,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance. Back in 2019, the number was ...Read More
  • 86 crew members on American Seafoods trawler test positive for COVID-19By Hope McKenney, KUCB – Unalaska American Seafoods is based in Seattle and Dutch Harbor and maintains a fleet of six vessels that fish for pollock, hake, and sole out of both the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. Credit Courtesy of American Seafoods Eighty-six crew members of an American Seafoods trawler have tested positive ...Read More
  • Bristol Bay COVID and Commercial Fishery Public Update — May 28, 2020On Thursday, May 28, 2020 KMXT broadcast a public update meeting about COVID-19 and the upcoming fishing season in the Bristol Bay region. This is the audio from that meeting.Read More
  • 14-day travel quarantine mandate will be lifted June 5UPDATE: At a COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the 14-day quarantine mandate for out-of-state travelers to Alaska will end Friday, June 5. Instead, travelers to the state will be asked to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours, and test negative for the virus, before they make their flight from ...Read More
  • Newscast — Friday May 29, 2020Mike Wall presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, program updates and local stories on: University of Alaska plans to merge Kodiak College and other campuses with UAS, and another plan to merge UAS with UAA new COVID-19 cases Canada’s ban on cruise ships until October Parks and Recreation opening facilities this weekend ...Read More
  • Alaska reports 6 new coronavirus cases following prior day’s spikeby Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Screenshot from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 dashboard, showing this week’s cases, taken on May 29, 2020. (Data from There are six new coronavirus cases in Alaska from Thursday, following a spike in positive tests the day before, according to the state Department of Health ...Read More
  • The Lowdown — Friday May 29, 2020Today on The Lowdown, we talk with Corey Gronn, City Parks and Rec Director to learn about what programs will be open for children, and adults, this summer.Read More

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