Community COVID-19 Response

(Updated April 20, 2021)

Tourism/Lack of Cruise Ship Impacts

Tourism has become integral to the economy of southeast Alaska.  The Lt. Governor is soliciting comments: 

Comments or messages regarding impacts on the Alaska tourism industry can be sent to


We're in this Together.

The City of Ketchikan recognizes and understands the challenges facing our community. This portal is designed to help Ketchikan’s employers, residents, business owners, and leaders navigate available resources as together we reconnect, rebuild, and recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are Ketchikan STRONG.

As we progress through this unprecedented crisis, we are developing a path forward to reconnect with colleagues and partners, and rebuilding our businesses and community. As we move forward by sharing resources, ideas, and information we will bolster our recovery.

For media releases, facility closures, and up-to-date information on the City of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Community of Saxman's joint response to COVID-19, please visit the Ketchikan Gateway Borough's COVID-19 Response Website.

For more information, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control website, with national updates on COVID-19.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19: Situation Overview.