Nome Common Council to Discuss Canceling Iditarod Festivities

Double doors with a small placard reading "Council Chambers."

The Nome City Council will be meeting at noon today, Thursday March 12, to discuss canceling Iditarod festivities due to the COVID-19 threat. The emergency session will be held in Nome City Hall at noon.

Nome City officials say they have been putting out hand sanitizer in public places and doing extra cleaning in city buildings to prepare for the influx of visitors coming with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race next week. As of this story, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Alaska.

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