Coronavirus

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

 

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.

 

The RavnAir kiosk stands empty at the Kenai Airport on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The company announced Thursday they were cutting all service by 90%. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Ravn cuts air service by 90%

The group will maintain service to their “essential” air service communities, including Kenai, Homer.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and borough administration building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to hold emergency meeting Friday

The meeting will not be open to the public to enforce social distancing and recent health mandates.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and borough administration building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum presents at a press conference addressing the extension of two mandates issued by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in response to the spread of COVID-19, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)

10 COVID-19 new cases reported, mandates extended

Eatery dine-in services, bars and entertainment venues to be closed indefinitely.

Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum presents at a press conference addressing the extension of two mandates issued by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in response to the spread of COVID-19, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)
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

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

Area seniors remain vigilant to new coronavirus threat

“I can’t recall anything else so close to so many people as to what we’re facing now.”

Amid virus disruptions, nonprofits carry on

‘We’re all in this together’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)

Opinion: Standing behind our state workers

Whatever hardship Alaskans face, the business of the state must go on.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy (courtesy photo)
The filing deadline for the Permanent Fund Dividend has been extended from March 31 to April 30.

PFD deadline extended

The official deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 30.

The filing deadline for the Permanent Fund Dividend has been extended from March 31 to April 30.

HEA rates hike goes into effect

Residents facing financial hardships due to the pandemic will not see their electricity shut off.

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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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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)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Another Alaskan dies of COVID-19

The latest death is a 73-year-old Anchorage resident.

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
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)
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)

Second Homer resident tests positive for COVID-19

This is Homer’s first case within the city; state total climbs to 102

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)
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

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

State COVID-19 cases climb by 10

This brings the total number of illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus in Alaska to 69.

Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference Thursday in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.