Coronavirus

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)
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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.

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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)
The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Legislature must reconvene to help small businesses

Alaskan-owned small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs.

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents flock to farmers market, with and without masks

The Wednesday Market is seen by many as a return to normalcy after the past several months.

Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai Peninsula passes Fairbanks North Star Borough in COVID-19 case count

The state announced cases in Homer, Nikiski, Seward, Soldotna and an unidentified peninsula community.

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

Zink urges personal responsibility as cases rise

Officials discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, rent and mortgage relief and testing out-of-state visitors.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center reopens

The center had been operating on a limited, reservation-only basis.

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Megan Pacer / Homer News                                 Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health prepare to board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew and six passengers after it docked at the Homer Ferry Terminal on Monday, in Homer.

6 more Tustumena crew test positive for COVID-19

The 7 total employees will quarantine on the ship; all 6 passengers tested negative

Megan Pacer / Homer News                                 Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health prepare to board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew and six passengers after it docked at the Homer Ferry Terminal on Monday, in Homer.
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)

State announces 11th death associated with COVID-19

DHSS updates the way cases are recorded for the Kenai Peninsula

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)
Boys of summer return

Boys of summer return

Alaska 20 players glad to return to sports

Boys of summer return
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                City and Borough of Juneau Beth Weldon, seen here in 2019, encourages people to get tested for the coronavirus, even if the symptoms are mild.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                City and Borough of Juneau Beth Weldon, seen here in 2019, encourages people to get tested for the coronavirus, even if the symptoms are mild.
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Alaska Voices: AK CARES a step in the right direction

Contact your community to see if there are other local options available to help your business.

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Funds for mortgage, rent relief available

These funds were allocated by the governor and approved by the Legislature as part of the CARES Act.

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Peninsula reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

The 19 cases reported on Monday are from seven different communities in Alaska

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