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

CPH to accept homemade face masks

There is a shortage of personal protective equipment for health professionals.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough employee reports possible COVID-19 exposure

The employee did not work in the public.

A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Schools prep for online learning

K-12 education across Alaska will be delivered directly to a student’s home.

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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

1 new case in Sterling as governor expands mandates

4 additional cases announced statewide

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference on Friday, March 20, 2020
Superintendent John O’Brien reads to students at Mountain View Elementary. (Photo courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Communications Blog/Pegge Erkeneff)

O’Brien seeking treatment for cancer

The school superintendent was diagnosed with kidney cancer days before spring break.

Superintendent John O’Brien reads to students at Mountain View Elementary. (Photo courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Communications Blog/Pegge Erkeneff)
A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna community garden and trail project moves forward

The garden trail would be housed on a 7-acre portion of a borough-owned plot near SoHi.

A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign detailing the modified services offered by Everything Bagels can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Survey aims to gauge effects of mandates

The governor recently issued mandates that shuttered entertainment venues, bars, dine-in services.

A sign detailing the modified services offered by Everything Bagels can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Dunleavy proposes PFD payout

The $1,306 is the amount Dunleavy says Alaskans are owed from the 2019 dividend

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
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)

Central Peninsula Hospital restricts visitors

The new restrictions begin Friday.

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)
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 coronavirus cases grow to 12

As of Thursday night, the state had conducted 513 tests for the new coronavirus.

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)
The industrial area of Nikiski is photographed in this undated file photo. (File)

Marathon delays turnaround

The event brings hundreds of local and out-of-area contractors to perform maintenance.

The industrial area of Nikiski is photographed in this undated file photo. (File)
Hand sanitizer was out of stock at Kenai Safeway and at other local stores on the Kenai Peninsula on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Stores create new hours for vulnerable population

Three Bears and Carr’s Safeway stores are offering special hours for seniors.

Hand sanitizer was out of stock at Kenai Safeway and at other local stores on the Kenai Peninsula on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough extends disaster declaration

The declaration is extended to 90 days.

A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Victoria Petersen                                This “perfectly herby salad,” inspired by a recipe from New York Times food columnist Alison Roman, is the perfect antidote to a cold, snowy winter weather.

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A perfectly herby salad

A new column by reporter Victoria Petersen.

Photo by Victoria Petersen                                This “perfectly herby salad,” inspired by a recipe from New York Times food columnist Alison Roman, is the perfect antidote to a cold, snowy winter weather.
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)

New rules in effect at hospital

Community should not come to the hospital or clinics unless they are there for a health care reason.

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)
Mobile blood bank seeks donations

Mobile blood bank seeks donations

Blood donors with O-negative blood are especially needed at this time.

Mobile blood bank seeks donations
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula)

Emergency preparedness plan launched

“We’re asking you to help us by staying home if at all possible.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula)
a school bus

District offering meals to go for students

The district is providing free meals for all students at distribution buses for youth 18 and younger

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Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

State, local orgs prepare for coronavirus

Public buildings are being closed and events canceled locally and across the state.

Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)