As temperatures drop, more people are seeking shelter, leading to what Anchorage’s homeless coordinator Nancy Burke called a “challenging position” for the city. On some nights, there wasn’t enough space at the emergency shelter inside the Sullivan Arena, which is the only shelter currently open for referrals. People had to be added to a waitlist or turned away.
Some senior living facilities are offering visitation hours under strict guidelines. Some are not. The ones that are could be faced with a challenge to keep allowing visitors once it gets colder outside.