COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Homer still has most COVID-19 cases on peninsula as statewide count continues to grow

Homer’s tally of COVID-19 cases grew to 17, the state announced Friday, as daily case increases continue. There have been no new deaths from the… Continue reading

 

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)

Revised travel mandates to begin Friday

Those arriving from outside the state must self-quarantine, but revisions allow for exceptions.

 

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer leads peninsula cities in number of COVID-19 cases

Borough announces three Nikiski Fire personnel have tested positive, 11 crew members quarantined

 

Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations

Comapny shares plans to merge parts of their operations.

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)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer as hospital offers free testing on the Spit

Additional COVID-19 cases announced in Soldotna and in a nonresident visitor to the peninsula

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)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

7 new cases of COVID-19 on Kenai Peninsula

5 of the new cases are on the southern peninsula, and Nikiski has its first case

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

1 new COVID-19 case announced in Bethel area

One new case of COVID-19 was announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 412. The new case is in the Bethel… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
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)

Governor’s team expands on new guidelines, PFD

With Alaska’s businesses and most other public entities set to reopen at full capacity on Friday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his administration are launching a… Continue reading

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)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center had its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on April 10, 2020. There are now 11 staff members and 5 of their family members with confirmed cases. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Union president voices correctional officers’ concerns amid rising cumulative case count

Testing procedures, flow of information and testing, and lack of hazard pay are all worries.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center had its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on April 10, 2020. There are now 11 staff members and 5 of their family members with confirmed cases. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Two F-22 Raptors fly over Beluga Lake on Friday, May 15, 2020 as part of a statewide flyover event put on by the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Four of the aircraft flew over Homer, Alaska and other parts of the state as a way to show support for health care workers and other COVID-19 front line workers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Statewide flyovers conducted to thank health care workers

In a show of support for health care workers and others on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic, myriad aircraft from the U.S.… Continue reading

Two F-22 Raptors fly over Beluga Lake on Friday, May 15, 2020 as part of a statewide flyover event put on by the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Four of the aircraft flew over Homer, Alaska and other parts of the state as a way to show support for health care workers and other COVID-19 front line workers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)

State provides additional guidelines for setnetters

As commercial fishing season ramps up in Alaska amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the state has provided more clarification on a specific type of… Continue reading

Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)
Signs on May 7, 2020, along the Sterling Highway by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer, Alaska, and put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The signs read “Physical distancing can be hard. Everyday connections are so important. How can you make someone smile today?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sixth Homer resident tests positive

A sixth Homer resident has tested positive for COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported on Sunday. That is the second Homer… Continue reading

Signs on May 7, 2020, along the Sterling Highway by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer, Alaska, and put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The signs read “Physical distancing can be hard. Everyday connections are so important. How can you make someone smile today?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Seasonal worker has COVID-19 in Dillingham; 5th Homer resident tests positive

State extends mandatory quarantine for visitors, updates commercial fishing guidelines

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

How are COVID-19 deaths recorded? A crash course on death certificates

State experts provide clarification on how deaths are reported during coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives 
                                Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives 
                                Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file
                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.

Richard Beneville, enthusiastic mayor of Nome, dies

ANCHORAGE — Richard Beneville, who was in his third term as the mayor of Nome and was known for bringing the flair of the New… Continue reading

Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file
                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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