Coronavirus

Second Homer resident tests positive for COVID-19

This is Homer’s first case within the city; state total climbs to 102

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Shelter in place, in-state travel ban measures announced as COVID-19 cases climb

With the addition of 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and news of the first death within the state of Alaska, new health mandates shutting… Continue reading

 

Anchorage hospital reports first coronavirus death within Alaska

Alaska Native Medical Center announced the death Friday afternoon

 

This 2014 photo shows the South Peninsula Hospital campus in Homer. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Local hospital update: 37 COVID-19 tests have been performed

19 tests have come back negative; hospital further restricts building access

This 2014 photo shows the South Peninsula Hospital campus in Homer. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Alaska senators break down relief package

Bill passed the Senate on Wednesday, House of Representatives on Friday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State COVID-19 cases climb by 10

State officials are seeking to bolster supplies and infrastructure as the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state climbed by 10 on Thursday. This… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State talks containment, treatment for COVID-19

Total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 59

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

Playing the waiting game in Peru

Homer High grad one of 19 Alaskans stranded when Peru closed its borders due to coronavirus

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo submitted)

South Peninsula Hospital has tested 25 people for COVID-19

No cases yet, but hospital is preparing for coronavirus patients

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo submitted)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council approves interim city manager contract, takes steps to curb spread of COVID-19

Homer City Manager Katie Koester served at her very last Homer City Council meeting on Monday before she takes off for a new job with… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Alaska reports 1st COVID-19 death

The Alaskan who died, described as a “high-risk older individual,” was in Washington state.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Ketchikan announces 2 new COVID-19 cases

Monday’s addition of a case in Sterling brings Alaska’s total to 39

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer for the State of Alaska, front, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

10 new COVID-19 cases announced in Alaska

Juneau, Mat-Su Borough announce their first cases

Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer for the State of Alaska, front, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

COVID-19 reaches central Kenai Peninsula; Alaska’s total rises to 22

State closes schools through May 1, issues business restrictions for Fairbanks, Ketchikan

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in state

State working with federal authorities.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

COVID-19 closures announced

Update, 11:45 a.m. March 19: Homer Mayor Ken Castner declared a local emergency and Homer City Manager Katie Koester ordered all city facilities closed to… Continue reading

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More COVID-19 cases announced

Alaska gained three new cases of people who tested positive for COVID-19, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink announced in a press conference on… Continue reading

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                                A model of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Graphic by Centers for Disease Control)

COVID-19 closures announced

Update, March 16: This story includes new information about new restrictions at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care facility, closures at the Kevin Bell Ice… Continue reading

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                                A model of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Graphic by Centers for Disease Control)
Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Alaska reports 1st coronavirus case; schools, universities extend breaks

All 42 schools on the Kenai Peninsula will be closed between March 16-20.

Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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