Coronavirus

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)

Peninsula correctional facilities see few COVID cases

Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai had zero active cases among inmates as of Wednesday, and Spring Creek Correctional Facility had one active case as of Dec. 8.

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)
Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Development district to launch new loan program

The loans are meant to help businesses become more resilient in the face of economic disasters.

Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Antibody treatments available on limited basis

FDA recently issued emergency use authorization for two new COVID-19 treatments.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 577 new cases, 47 on the peninsula

Wednesday marked the 37th day in a row that the state reported a daily case increase of more than 500.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Image via KPBSD

On-site learning may resume in January

K-6 students will be allowed to return to school on Jan. 19 even if their region is at high risk.

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Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State COVID to brief Kenai City Council Wednesday night

The council will be joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, among others.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai to housing relief applicants: respond to program outreach

Applicants should look for calls from phone numbers with a 360 area code or emails from cssalaska.org.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 580 new cases, 36 on the peninsula

All peninsula communities were affected except for Fritz Creek and Other South

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

‘Beginning of the end’: Alaska’s first COVID-19 vaccines may arrive next week

The state’s health officials gave a vaccine update on Monday

In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 589 COVID-19 new cases

26 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

Nearly 4,500 new statewide COVID cases this week

There were 364 cases reported by the Kenai Peninsula Borough over the past week

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science students Brooklyn and Easton Coleman participate remotely in their home in the physical education class of Todd Boonstra on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo provided by Megan Coleman)

What are the kids doing with those canned goods?

Getting creative to keep students moving during remote learning

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science students Brooklyn and Easton Coleman participate remotely in their home in the physical education class of Todd Boonstra on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo provided by Megan Coleman)
Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

CEO: Hospital at risk of being overrun

CPH has exceeded its bed capacity multiple times and a surge area has been opened in a former obstetric unit.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA returning capital credits to members

Members will be issued credits based on the amount of electricity they purchased in 2019.

The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

Peninsula reports 80 new cases, 65 in central

All peninsula communities reported at least one new case except for Fritz Creek

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

DHSS: 519 new cases, 1 new death

Affected peninsula communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Nikiski, Sterling and Other North

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai extends restrictions on public access to city facilities

Affected buildings include the library, the airport terminal, the ice rink, City Hall and the senior center.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Health care workers help distribute flu vaccines to thousands of Juneau residents at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Local health authorities said the drive-thru clinic was a practice run for an eventual mass distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Health care workers help distribute flu vaccines to thousands of Juneau residents at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Local health authorities said the drive-thru clinic was a practice run for an eventual mass distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

State addresses COVID-19 case data backlog

More than 1,600 positive cases were reported late by new commercial lab in Anchorage

Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)