Coronavirus

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Statewide cases continue to plateau

203 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday

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

‘We’re tired too’: CPH supervisor emphasizes community role in COVID mitigation

Staffing shortages and strict PPE requirements are among the challenges CPH workers have faced

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

Over 1,000 vaccinated on Kenai Peninsula

Statewide, 8,918 vaccines had been administered as of Dec. 22

An altar at Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church is seen on Wednesday, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Dunagan)

Journeying together: Area churches adapt services to COVID-19

Many local churches have turned to digital platforms to help them stay connected to their congregations

An altar at Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church is seen on Wednesday, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Dunagan)
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)

‘It’s very concerning’

Food programs set to run out or diminish in next few weeks

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)
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DHSS: 3 deaths, 16 new peninsula cases

Affected communities include Soldotna, Other North, Homer, Kenai, Seward and Sterling

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10 deaths, 429 cases reported

23 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Curtis Jackson, second from right, poses on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, with SVT Heath & Wellness Center health care workers in Jakolof Bay, Alaska, after making a trip across Kachemak Bay from Homer to deliver the medical team and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. From left to right are nurse Candice Kreger, family nurse practitioner Kourtney Holder, Jackson, and family nurse practitioner Julie Drude. The health care workers then went by road to Seldovia. (Photo by Janel Harris courtesy of Mako's Water Taxi)

‘Capt. Balto’ drives boat in rough seas to deliver vaccine, medical workers

In the spirit of the 1925 Nome Serum Run, Capt. Curtis Jackson helps deliver medical team, vaccine to remote Alaska village.

Curtis Jackson, second from right, poses on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, with SVT Heath & Wellness Center health care workers in Jakolof Bay, Alaska, after making a trip across Kachemak Bay from Homer to deliver the medical team and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. From left to right are nurse Candice Kreger, family nurse practitioner Kourtney Holder, Jackson, and family nurse practitioner Julie Drude. The health care workers then went by road to Seldovia. (Photo by Janel Harris courtesy of Mako's Water Taxi)
State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)

Moderna vaccine doses arrive in Alaska

DHSS has anticipated that Moderna’s vaccine will be logistically easier to handle and to distribute

State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)
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152 new COVID-19 cases; state positivity rate dips below 5%

Affected peninsula communities include Homer, Soldotna and Nikiski

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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)

Fairbanks health system reports vaccine reaction in employee

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press JUNEAU — A female clinician not known to have allergies had a probable severe allergic reaction shortly after getting a… Continue reading

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)
Image via KPBSD
Image via KPBSD
Harrison Deveer (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Roy Browning (left) on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Vaccines administered on central peninsula

CPH began administering vaccines on Friday; emergency personnel also received doses

Harrison Deveer (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Roy Browning (left) on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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3,361 statewide cases this week, less than this time last week

The Kenai Peninsula Borough reported 250 new cases over the past week

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Signs advertising COVID-19 safety protocoals stand outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Oct. 6, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Sports complex to open with mitigation measures in place

All people entering the complex must wear a mask at all times, even when on the ice and practicing.

Signs advertising COVID-19 safety protocoals stand outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Oct. 6, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Soldotna extend disaster declarations

Soldotna extended their declaration to March 31, while Kenai extended theirs to Jan. 31

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Krischelle Batac, a pharmacy technician with Bartlett Regional Hospital, prepares the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Katie Bausler)

Feds, state monitor for adverse reactions as vaccinations ramp up

Juneau played reluctant host to the country’s first adverse reaction on Tuesday.

Krischelle Batac, a pharmacy technician with Bartlett Regional Hospital, prepares the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Katie Bausler)
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DHSS: 366 new cases, 2 deaths reported

22 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula

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South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort unpacks the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

First health care worker, long-term care resident get vaccinated in Homer

South Peninsula Hospital started offering vaccines to residents and front-line staff on Thursday

South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort unpacks the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This photo shows vials of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020. BRH immediately began vaccinating its personnel upon receipt of the vaccine. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Adverse reaction to vaccine reported in Juneau

Health officials said it was the first reported instance in the U.S.

This photo shows vials of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020. BRH immediately began vaccinating its personnel upon receipt of the vaccine. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)