Coronavirus

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9 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

The central Kenai Peninsula saw growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the southern peninsula has stopped experiencing spikes in cases… Continue reading

 

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                                The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen here on June 1.

Application period for borough relief funds begins Monday

Borough residents can apply for these grants July 13 through July 24.

 

A young volunteer chases three piglets named Mary Hamkins, Petunia and Sir Oinks-a-lot through a race during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Fair canceled this year

Cotton candy, carnival rides and racing pigs will have to wait for another summer, according to the board of directors for the Kenai Peninsula Fair.… Continue reading

 

Hospital adds new COVID-19 rooms

An increase last month in positive COVID-19 cases on the lower Kenai Peninsula prompted South Peninsula Hospital to revise and remodel its pandemic response plan.… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the sun on July 4, 2020, on a deck at a Homer Spit boardwalk in Homer, Alaska. In a press conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink advised people to minimize the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 by avoiding crowded spaces. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

17th Alaskan death linked to COVID-19 reported

Another Alaskan has died of COVID-19, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in a press conference on Tuesday. That makes the 17th COVID-19-related death since the start… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the sun on July 4, 2020, on a deck at a Homer Spit boardwalk in Homer, Alaska. In a press conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink advised people to minimize the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 by avoiding crowded spaces. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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State reports 30 new cases; hospitalizations reach new high

The cases include 28 residents and two nonresidents.

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Case count dips after 5 record days of positive cases

Alaska has had 1,338 cases of the disease since the state began tracking the pandemic in March.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Governor’s Office)

‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic

As Alaska saw one of its highest single-day increases in new positive cases of COVID-19, and as the state heads into the Fourth of July… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Governor’s Office)
An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
Courtesy photo | Colleen Torrence
                                Marcella Livemond (left) and her niece, Colleen Torrence, pose in an undated photo.

‘A death that wasn’t theirs’: Local woman says Juneau COVID-19 death incorrectly counted

Deceased was listed as Juneau resident, her niece says she never lived here.

Courtesy photo | Colleen Torrence
                                Marcella Livemond (left) and her niece, Colleen Torrence, pose in an undated photo.
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Relief grants for small Homer businesses now available

Using a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding it has received, the City of Homer is extending a hand… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital is now offering free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people with no appointments necessary at the Boat House Pavilion through June 6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

3 cities, 3 testing strategies

Peninsula communities take different approaches to COVID-19 testing.

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital is now offering free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people with no appointments necessary at the Boat House Pavilion through June 6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Hospital staff, Friendship Terrace clear of COVID-19 as statewide case count grows

Setting a new record for the largest single-day increase in new cases of COVID-19 for Alaska residents, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services… Continue reading

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‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic

State sees one of its highest COVID-19 case increases in Tuesday count

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Seward reports COVID-19 outbreak

Since Thursday, the state has reported four new resident cases and one new nonresident case.

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State sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

The state reported 120 news cases this week.

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A member of the Homer Senior Citizens Center float marches in the July Fourth parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

No July Fourth parade in Homer this year

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has canceled the annual July Fourth parade in Homer, citing concerns over the lingering threat of the… Continue reading

A member of the Homer Senior Citizens Center float marches in the July Fourth parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dr. Anne Zink talks testing, travel screening with Homer council

As cases of illness caused by the novel coronavirus continue to climb in Alaska, members of the Homer City Council again got to hear from… Continue reading

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Activities return to district facilities

The Soldotna High School football team has won 12 of the last 14 state championships in the small- and then medium-schools divisions using a punishing… Continue reading

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Homer, elsewhere

Homer’s tally of COVID-19 cases continues to grow along with that of other cities and towns, as the state announced 20 new cases of the… Continue reading

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