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 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local COVID-19 travel mandate still in place April 2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on Friday that recommends Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel freely... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 18, 2021

Medical experts layout local COVID-19 outbreak

State health officials held a town hall meeting via Zoom on Wednesday to give an overview of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg and answer any questions. Since Feb. 18, Petersburg has...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Edict by CDC says fishermen must wear masks while underway, even while sleeping; Coast Guard will enforce it

Fishermen must wear masks while they are underway, even while sleeping, and the Coast Guard intends to enforce it. That’s an edict issued as a public health emergency by the Center for Disease Control in a Marine Safety Bulletin issued on Feb. 1....

 

Yesterday's News

January 21, 1921 Bishop Crimont returned from a trip to Petersburg on the steamer Jefferson, which arrived in port Thursday. He said that business conditions in Petersburg were excellent and that he believed “it was the richest little city of its...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 6, 2020

Seafood netted historic firsts in nation's new dietary guidelines

It got little attention from the mainstream media but seafood netted some historic firsts in the nation’s new dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted a report in July to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Two more cases of virus confirmed locally

Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the community in the past week, bringing the total number of cases to seven, though four have recovered. The first was identified on July 2. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 2, 2020

One new case of COVID-19 locally

A traveler coming into town through the James A. Johnson Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center released...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Test samples collected at Petersburg airport

On Tuesday, Petersburg Medical Center staff were ready to start collecting test samples from passengers flying into town as of the afternoon jet to be tested for COVID-19, said PMC Director of Patient...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

Borough to screen incoming travelers

An updated version of Gov. Dunleavy's state health mandate #10 took effect early Saturday morning and set new guidelines for residents and visitors who are entering Alaska from the lower 48 or...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Interstate travel mandate to expire Saturday

With the upcoming expiration of the state's health mandate that requires anyone arriving in the state to quarantine for 14 days, Borough Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said at the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Pandemic brings on depression among Alaskans

Petersburg Public Health Nurse Erin Michael warned the public that as people's lives change and adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can begin to feel depressed and suicidal. At the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Top Alaskan medical professionals speak on COVID-19

State health officials held a virtual work session with the borough on May 27 that updated the community on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Joe McLaughlin, chief of epidemiology in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Alaska loosens intrastate travel limitations

On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released state health mandate #18, which eases previous restrictions on intrastate travel. The newest health mandate supersedes state health mandate #12, which had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 7, 2020

Borough to speak with top state medical staff

Borough officials will be having a work session with state medical professionals next Wednesday to talk about the state's current and future approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Borough Incident...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 30, 2020

Testing numbers increase as third local case reported

Another case of COVID-19 was reported in Petersburg on Monday, bringing the local number of COVID-19 cases to three, though two of the individuals have since recovered, according to a joint-statement...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly passes sheltering directive in a split vote

The borough assembly approved a public health emergency directive at a special meeting on Tuesday that implements a temporary quarantine and isolation program for first responders, healthcare works an...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

COVID-19 testing machines to only be used to screen

Petersburg Medical Center has sent out a total of 71 samples to be tested for COVID-19 at state and commercial laboratories as of April 15, said PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter at Wednesday's daily COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Community to discuss Coronavirus concerns

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 12 P.M. at the Petersburg Fire Station to discuss a possible response to a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in...

 

Hospital Board candidates

George S. Doyle General Information Age: 66 Experience: Three years Medical Center Board Member Why do you want to serve on the PMC Board of Directors? Supporting a fiscally and professionally strong...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

South Harbor feasibility study increases by $50,000

The Petersburg Borough’s in-kind portion of a feasibility study to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother egress increased by $50,000, and was approved by the assembly on Monday. “The...

 

SEARHC help office adds Saturday hours for health enrollment period

This year open enrollment in the state’s health insurance marketplace has been shortened to six weeks, beginning yesterday and running through December 15. Enabled through the Affordable Care Act, Americans meeting certain criteria can apply for...

 

Health care law benefits for Alaska detailed as changes loom

JUNEAU – An estimated 36,000 uninsured Alaskans got health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law between 2010 and 2015, according to figures released by the federal government Tuesday. The data was released by the...

 

Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

JUNEAU (AP) — The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program. The contrac...

 

Investigators examine Ella Lake crash

JUNEAU (AP) — A team of aviation investigators worked over the weekend in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot....

 

2014 Year in review

January More than 600 Petersburg residents signed up for the borough's recycling program. The Petersburg Land Selection Committee requested the borough pursue legislative action regarding the State's... Full story

 

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