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St. Paul issues emergency after 1st case of COVID-19

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska community of St. Paul has issued an emergency stay-at-home ordinance after its first case of the coronavirus. The Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that an essential worker tested positive on the island. Schools in the area will be remote for the next two weeks, and work packets will be dropped off by teachers. The Daily News reported that it is the first reported coronavirus case in St. Paul since the pandemic in the U.S. began. The community has 370 full-time residents and about 300 nonresident people on the island.


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