Coronavirus

COVID-19. (CDC)

State reports 21 new virus cases

The new cases include 14 residents and 7 nonresidents.

COVID-19. (CDC)
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)

Dr. Anne Zink talks testing, travel screening with Homer council

Council members asked what more can be done to ensure communities are protected from the virus.

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)
Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.

Soldotna to look at public gathering policy

The policy would not limit private or public gatherings on private property within city limits.

Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.
COVID-19. (CDC)

Alaska cases jump by 35

Sixteen of the new cases are among Alaska residents, while 19 of them are nonresidents.

COVID-19. (CDC)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Job Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska’s economic downturn continues

Both job numbers and unemployment showing significant changes from last year.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Job Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

COVID-19 cases continue to climb

Ten new cases were reported in Alaska on Monday.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)

City announces health and safety measures for dipnet fishery

Dipnetters should socially distance, wear face coverings when needed and wash hands and surfaces.

In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)
COVID-19. (CDC)

State reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

Twelve of the new cases are Alaska residents and seven are nonresidents.

COVID-19. (CDC)
Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen

Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen

779 fishermen shared their primary concerns from before and after the coronavirus outbreak.

Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen
Playing safety
Playing safety
Ballot access promised at virtual town hall

Ballot access promised at virtual town hall

Registered voters have the option to mail in an absentee ballot, vote early or vote in person.

Ballot access promised at virtual town hall
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Resident in Homer assisted living home, previously positive for COVID-19, now tests negative

The resident at Friendship Terrace Assisted Living had been reported positive for the virus Friday.

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
6 South Peninsula Hospital staff have tested positive for COVID-19

6 South Peninsula Hospital staff have tested positive for COVID-19

The six employees work in five different departments in the hospital.

6 South Peninsula Hospital staff have tested positive for COVID-19
This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

COVID-19 cases rise on peninsula, elsewhere

The 20 new cases bring Alaska’s total number of COVID-19 cases among residents to 696

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

13 new COVID-19 cases, 4 on peninsula

Cases were identified in Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and southern peninsula area.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
COVID-19. (CDC)

4 new cases of COVID-19, one on peninsula

One nonresident case was reported in a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area.

COVID-19. (CDC)
A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A recreation area reimagined

A recreation area reimagined

Nikiski Pool reopens after 2 1/2 months of extensive planning

A recreation area reimagined
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

17 new resident COVID cases, 3 on peninsula

Thursday’s case count update brings the number of active cases on the peninsula to 66.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
The Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)