Coronavirus

A Kenai Peninsula Resident walks in to the Soldotna Prep School for her vaccine appointment during a clinic hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

State urges vaccine sign-ups

Hundreds of appointments remain open across the state

A Kenai Peninsula Resident walks in to the Soldotna Prep School for her vaccine appointment during a clinic hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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More vaccine clinics to be held on peninsula

The City of Kenai is also offering transportation to and from Kenai clinics

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The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building photographed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Top priorities for CARES funds include businesses, nonprofits, seniors

The borough allocated its nearly $37.5 million in CARES Act dollars toward 24 different projects

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building photographed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Borough positivity rate drops below 1%

Four new cases were reported on the peninsula, all in Seward

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State officials brief members of the media on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Alaska. (Screenshot)

1st case of UK COVID variant announced

The variant was detected in an Anchorage resident who tested positive last month

State officials brief members of the media on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Alaska. (Screenshot)
EMT Jason Tauriainen administers a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center)
EMT Jason Tauriainen administers a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Homer High has 1st COVID-19 case since reopening

Close contacts have been quarantined; school schedule not interrupted

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
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Seward reminds public about face mask requirement

The city has received complaints about people not adhering to the mask requirement

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A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

A physician’s perspective on COVID-19 vaccination

This virus has taken the lives of people who have given much of themselves to our community; people I have cared for for decades.

A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai passes voucher program to boost small business

The $350,000 program is dubbed “Shop Here all Year in Kenai”

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Eastern peninsula students to return full time on Monday

Includes Seward Elementary, Seward Middle, Seward High and Moose Pass schools,

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CPH treating no COVID patients; more than 70,000 vaccinated

Central Peninsula Hospital was treating no patients who were COVID-positive for the first time in months

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RN Rachel Verba (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Chris Michelson (left) on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bruce Richards/CPH)

Kenai will help pay for rides to vaccine clinics

The Kenai City Council approved $5,000 for the program on Wednesday

RN Rachel Verba (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Chris Michelson (left) on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bruce Richards/CPH)
Todd Duwe hands a food box to Brad Nyquist as Mark Larson looks on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska. The church volunteers were distributing food from the United States’ Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, delivered by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai extends funding for food boxes

The city council approved another $50,000 to cover the cost of the food boxes from a portion of the city’s unused CARES Act funds.

Todd Duwe hands a food box to Brad Nyquist as Mark Larson looks on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska. The church volunteers were distributing food from the United States’ Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, delivered by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Vice Mayor Bob Molloy is seen in the Kenai City Council chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai extends disaster declaration

The declaration is now set to expire on Feb. 28

Kenai Vice Mayor Bob Molloy is seen in the Kenai City Council chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Borough positivity rate dips below 2%

203 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Thursday

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State adds 24 resident deaths to COVID count, with 1 recent

23 deaths were from death certificate reviews over the past several months

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Graphic by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion

Eastern peninsula schools drop to medium risk

When a school or region shifts to medium risk, all students will be allowed to return to on-site learning every day with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols in place

Graphic by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion