Megan Pacer

COVID-19. (CDC)

Only new COVID-19 case is a Kenai woman

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

3 new COVID-19 cases all from Anchorage

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Photo courtesy Seldovia Village Tribe                                 Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing April 29 in Seldovia.

Following community testing event, Seldovia Village Tribe finds no positive cases

Tests results show 168 people in village are negative for COVID-19

Photo courtesy Seldovia Village Tribe                                 Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing April 29 in Seldovia.
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Anchor Point man is 10th Alaskan to die from COVID-19

In addition to this 10th death, the state reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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1 new COVID-19 case announced Tuesday

The state total is 371 positive cases.

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Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

2 new COVID-19 cases announced at South Peninsula Hospital

One case is from community transmission, the other still under investigation

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska sees no new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Total number of cases rests at 339, while 217 have recovered

Ashley Story gives a haircut to client Michael Halstead on Friday at her salon Short Cuts on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Story’s is one of several Homer businesses to reopen their doors Friday according to relaxed state restrictions, while several others have opted to wait. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State allows some gatherings; businesses begin reopening

Indoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people, or 25% capacity of the site, whichever is smaller.

Ashley Story gives a haircut to client Michael Halstead on Friday at her salon Short Cuts on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Story’s is one of several Homer businesses to reopen their doors Friday according to relaxed state restrictions, while several others have opted to wait. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Monday, April 20, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Monday, April 20, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Two people shake hands at a community gathering and barbecue at the beach Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. The event was hosted by Homer’s Sons of Liberty to assert the right to assemble. Organizers said attendees were encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer group holds beach barbecue with social distancing mandate still in place

Homer’s Sons of Liberty advocate right to assemble, while Alaska’s economy inches toward reopening

Two people shake hands at a community gathering and barbecue at the beach Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. The event was hosted by Homer’s Sons of Liberty to assert the right to assemble. Organizers said attendees were encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy previews plan to reopen Alaska economy

Two new COVID-19 cases announced Monday bring state total to 321

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Five more COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday

5 new cases brings state total to 319

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In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)

State eyes opening more of the economy

Dunleavy says retail sector is next; Crum talks commercial, sport fishing precautions

In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy: State will move toward reopening economy slowly, safely

7 new cases announced Thursday brings state total to 300

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 14, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

8th Alaskan dies of COVID-19, Kenai reports its 3rd case

11 new cases reported Saturday, bringing state total to 257

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State extends school closure through academic year

9 new cases, but no new deaths or hospitalizations reported Thursday

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Photo courtesy Office of the Governor                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse, as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members watch. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska.

4th COVID-19 case reported in Soldotna

Over the weekend, there were three deaths of Alaska residents due to COVID-19 reported by the state.

Photo courtesy Office of the Governor                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse, as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members watch. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska.
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Anchor Point man dies out of state from COVID-19

The state of Alaska reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday on its website.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State recommends wearing face coverings in public

Number of Kenai Peninsula cases grows to 10; state tally rises to 157

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks while Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, looks on via a video feed at a press conference on March 30, 2020 in that Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Federal delegates talk aid, equipment for Alaska amid coronavirus spread

Alaska’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 119 on Monday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks while Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, looks on via a video feed at a press conference on March 30, 2020 in that Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)