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DHSS reports more than 200 new cases for fifth time this week

The statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the last two weeks, is high.

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State reports 204 new cases, 15 on the peninsula

The statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the last two weeks, is high.

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This graphic shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District risk levels associated with different numbers of new COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

High case counts to keep schools remote for another week

Central and southern peninsula schools to continue remote learning through Oct. 28

This graphic shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District risk levels associated with different numbers of new COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
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State reports more than 200 new cases, again

DHSS announced 215 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Wednesday.

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Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau raised its health alert level Tuesday as the number of cases grows locally and statewide. (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. The City and Borough of Juneau raised its health alert level Tuesday as the number of cases grows locally and statewide. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This graphic shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District risk levels associated with different numbers of new COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

With COVID cases rising, district focusing on flexibility

Central, eastern and southern peninsula schools are now all at high-risk levels.

This graphic shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District risk levels associated with different numbers of new COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
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11 new cases on the peninsula, borough’s positivity rate passes 7%

DHSS announced 200 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Monday.

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A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s disaster declaration extended to Dec. 31

The resolution originally extended the declaration by 90 days.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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7 new deaths, new cases top 1,300

State reports record number of COVID-19 cases

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Peninsula moves to ‘high’ alert level; state reports 1 new death

Kenai Peninsula Borough is averaging 10.04 cases per day per 100,000 people in the last two weeks.

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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)

Soldotna puts off action on sports center

Spectators at the complex will remain imited to 80 people to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Memo details election day hiccups and resolutions

Technical difficulties, COVID-19 protocol compliance and missing ballots were among the issues.

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer’s Gracie Gummer and Kenai’s Erin Koziczkowski meet across the net during a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Activities, athletics adjust to new landscape

Tuesday, ASAA announced the cancellation of all fall state events and playoffs.

Homer’s Gracie Gummer and Kenai’s Erin Koziczkowski meet across the net during a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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State reports 4 new deaths, 144 new cases

Over the past week, the Kenai Peninsula Borough conducted 524 tests and saw a 4.58% positivity rate.

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Volunteers distribute bags of food for Soldotna Residents thanks to a grant program from the city at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Oct. 14, 2020. From left: Cosette Kilfoyle, Director of the Soldotna Food Pantry; Sandy Sandoval and Leroy Sandoval, Food Bank Volunteers; Kathy Carson, member of Christ Lutheran Church. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Meeting a growing need

Food bank partners with Kenai, Soldotna to feed residents

Volunteers distribute bags of food for Soldotna Residents thanks to a grant program from the city at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Oct. 14, 2020. From left: Cosette Kilfoyle, Director of the Soldotna Food Pantry; Sandy Sandoval and Leroy Sandoval, Food Bank Volunteers; Kathy Carson, member of Christ Lutheran Church. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Resident cases pass 10,000; 17 new cases on peninsula

DHSS announced 157 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Tuesday.

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17 central peninsula schools to shift to remote learning starting Wednesday

All central peninsula schools will shift to 100% remote learning starting Wednesday.

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Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor follows the blocking of Brock Wilson and Austin Escott past Kenai Central’s James Sparks on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Justin Maile Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor follows the blocking of Brock Wilson and Austin Escott past Kenai Central’s James Sparks on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Justin Maile Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)