I struggled with the 'timelessness' in articles too right now, so I broke the golden rule and included it with my articles. It's difficult to find the motivation to write about a place when there are no people in it to create that ambiance. I also believe that Covid will attach itself to every time aspect of our lives and already is timeless on its own. For years, we will use Covid as a marker, and say, "do you remember when?"
I'd say go for it, write about it, it's an epic event. And as the Alaska editor, we need to hear your thoughts to keep us connected. To me, that is about culture as much as a cave in a basin or a log cabin that housed early settlers.
On another note, I think the virus has affected my Canadian Culture site, my newsletter didn't update on its own( as it normally does) and my article won't post in the #1 spot even after I reset it three times on my editor picklist.
I carry on, there are no wrongs unless someone points them out.