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)
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)

2 COVID-19 cases reported on central peninsula

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

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)
Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Food bank scrambles to keep up with changes

The food bank has three major programs and all have been affected by the new coronavirus.

Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion 
                                “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.

Juror’s choice

Local artists meet a critical eye at Kenai Fine Art Center

Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion 
                                “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.
Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

3 news cases of COVID-19 reported, 1 in Seward

The Seward case self-reported and self-isolated when mild symptoms appeared.

Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai passes emergency declaration; Soldotna council to consider declaration Thursday

The ordinance would also give City Manager Stephanie Queen emergency executive authority.

Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Everything Bagels owner Pamela Parker, right, takes an order from Jenna Evans, left, while maintaining social distancing at Everything Bagels in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘We don’t want to see people dying’

Bars, restaurants and entertainment venues grapple with new mandate.

Everything Bagels owner Pamela Parker, right, takes an order from Jenna Evans, left, while maintaining social distancing at Everything Bagels in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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)
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)

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