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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participates via teleconference in the state’s daily press briefing on the new coronavirus on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

State changes website, COVID-19 reporting

The state’s case daily count will be based on the numbers reported as of 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

 

Nikiski man faces sexual abuse, murder charges

The man is being held without bail and is facing 22 charges.

 

The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

How will mandates be enforced?

Police ask for public to use common-sense, follow guidelines

 

Amid virus disruptions, nonprofits carry on

‘We’re all in this together’

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Seward to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing

The testing will only be available for those who already have a medical referral.

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Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Pot industry looks for stabilization amid market, global uncertainty

“One thing that’s certain is that people want their cannabis.”

Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcoming visitors to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting is seen here at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Shifting tides

A look at the regulatory changes for the Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries

A sign welcoming visitors to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting is seen here at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for March 29, 2020

Read the latest reports.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two new cases on peninsula

Public health officials investigating contacts.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign on the door of Kenai Grace Brethren Church indicating that in-person Sunday gatherings have been postponed is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Finding your faith while keeping your distance

Local churches adapt to state mandates limiting physical congregations

A sign on the door of Kenai Grace Brethren Church indicating that in-person Sunday gatherings have been postponed is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign outside of the Kenai Cinema and Extreme Fun Center can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Survey: business owners lose revenue, fear closure

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District releases results of a survey of 721 businesses.

The sign outside of the Kenai Cinema and Extreme Fun Center can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchorage hospital reports first coronavirus death within Alaska

Alaska Native Medical Center announced the death Friday afternoon

Nikiski Firefighter Jason Tauriainen demonstrates the additional personal protective equipment that first responders are wearing on calls in Nikiski, Alaska in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough)

First responders gear up for virus

“It’s hard to arrest someone when you’re 6 feet away from them.”

Nikiski Firefighter Jason Tauriainen demonstrates the additional personal protective equipment that first responders are wearing on calls in Nikiski, Alaska in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough)
A ballot for the Alaska Democratic Party 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is photographed on March 25, 2020. (Clarion staff)

Democratic party turns to vote-by-mail primary

All in-person voting scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.

A ballot for the Alaska Democratic Party 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is photographed on March 25, 2020. (Clarion staff)
The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula health care providers prep for COVID-19

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., there were five positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed on the peninsula.

The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker, now retired, is photographed in front of the Kenai Fire Department on March 20, 2020. (Photo courtesy Jeff Tucker)

‘Proud to have worked here’

Kenai fire chief retires after 38 years in field

Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker, now retired, is photographed in front of the Kenai Fire Department on March 20, 2020. (Photo courtesy Jeff Tucker)
Wildwood Correctional Center is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)

Correctional facilities brace for coronavirus

DOC announced several measures, including closing all of its facilities to visitors.

Wildwood Correctional Center is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)
Stephen Robertson, left, and T.J. Cox, right, bump fists before diving into the icy water of Island Lake in Nikiski, Alaska on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trial by ice

Nikiski firefighters train for underwater rescue

Stephen Robertson, left, and T.J. Cox, right, bump fists before diving into the icy water of Island Lake in Nikiski, Alaska on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

2 COVID-19 cases reported on central peninsula

The cases were reported via Facebook Saturday night in update of the borough’s coronavirus response.