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Signs of hope include more in-person workshops, writers residencies.
130 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Tuesday
Given the limited national supply, Alaska, like all states, has had to decide who gets vaccine first.
Changes to the program have been proposed by city council members, city administration and the public
If approved, the declaration would be extended to Feb. 28
DHSS announced 153 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Monday
Technology from the Final Frontier arrives in the Last Frontier
1,680 new resident cases were reported in Alaska this week
Eastern and southern peninsula schools may return to in-person learning five days a week for all grades on Jan. 25
The changes will allow more spectators, more people on the ice and new mask protocols
The state also reported 11 new hospitalizations and two deaths.
More than 7,000 have already received both doses of their vaccine
Many called for allowing students in all grades to resume in-person learning five days a week or for eliminating mask requirements for student athletes while active.
Affected peninsula communities include Kenai, Homer, Soldotna, Anchor Point and Sterling
Clinics are being offered by Soldotna Professional Pharmacy and Nikiski Fire/OEM
Students returned to in-person learning on Monday in response to downward trends in COVID-19 case trajectories
The state opened up vaccinations for Alaskans 65 and older earlier this month
Some restrictions are being relaxed in response to decreasing COVID-19 case numbers
The school is one of many preparing for the return of more students to in-person learning on Monday
Alaska finished the week by reporting 411 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday