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 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local resident visited one or more bars while infected October 16 The Emergency Operations Center is asking anyone who visited or worked in any of the local bars on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to call... Full story

 

Guest Editorial

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

MVFS upgrades to newer delivery vehicle

Petersburg Indian Association donated an SUV to Mountain View Food Services (MVFS) to replace the non-profit organization's unreliable delivery vehicle. The vehicle was purchased through a grant from...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Harbor port of entry mandate extended

Vessels arriving in Petersburg Harbor with non-residents onboard will have to continue to seek approval from the borough public health officer before docking through Dec. 31 under public health...

 

56 workers positive for COVID-19 at Anchorage seafood plant

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A seafood processing plant in Anchorage has found 56 employees tested positive for COVID-19, marking the latest outbreak in the industry, health officials said. The Anchorage Health Department announced Friday that testing...

 
 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...

 

To the Editor

We are not done To the Editor: Until there is a vaccine or solid proof of acquired immunity we are not done. Being open requires participation in community safety. One cannot happen without the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 7, 2020

Borough in talks with canneries over incoming workers

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht told the borough assembly on Monday that the borough has been working with Icicle Seafoods and Trident Seafoods on their plans for bringing cannery workers into town...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 16, 2020

Covid-19: The faces behind the masks

There was a time when masks were associated with Halloween, horror movies, dances, and merrymaking. In today's current environment they've been elevated to a new status; as a way to protect and stop...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 26, 2020

Canneries seek to prevent spread of COVID-19 from workers

Local canneries are in the beginning stages of developing a plan to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 brought into town by cannery workers that will be hired for the upcoming fishing season....

 

Ship turned away by Asia ports carrying new crew

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A cruise ship turned away from ports in Asia over fears of a new virus will be cleaned to federal standards and carry a different crew when the vessel docks in Alaska, officials said. The MS Westerdam is expected to undergo a...

 

Governor seeks to assert calm over virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seeking to assert calm concerning the new coronavirus threat, said Monday he sees the fall in oil prices as a “momentary issue’’ that with the stock market will work itself out. The virus has...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

Public marches in support of life

Over 70 people attended the March for Life rally in Petersburg to support life from conception to natural death and protest abortion, similar to the annual event of the same name that takes place in...

 

Alaska prepares for increase in age to purchase tobacco

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new federal law is set to increase the national age limit for tobacco and e-cigarette purchases to 21, which will require Alaska to meet a standard that has already been...

 

Juneau has no plans to reintroduce fluoride

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Juneau does not have any plans to put fluoride in its drinking water again after Alaska’s capital stopped the practice more than a decade ago. Fluoridation has received renewed scrutiny after a recent study examined dental...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 30, 2017

Hospital seeing more flu cases this year

It's flu season, and the Petersburg Medical Center is reporting several cases -- more than usual, including some who were immunized -- but all signs are pointing toward a vaccination that works. "We...

 

Letters to The Editor

Listen to health care professionals To the Editor: The Petersburg election this next Tuesday, Oct. 3 is very important to the dental health of the young people in this community. The fluoride incorporated into the enamel as the permanent teeth are...

 

Study: Alaska has highest rate of gun ownership in U.S.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new six-year study on guns in Alaska shows the state has the highest rate of gun ownership and one of the top rates of gun deaths and injuries in the U.S. The study was published on Wednesday by the Alaska Section of...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    April 16, 2015

Flu season isn't over yet; tips for prevention

It’s winding down, but it’s not over yet. “A big upswing” in type B influenza cases has served as a reminder that “the flu never truly goes away,” Public Health Nurse Erin Michael said. During the week of April 6, there were three type B... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    April 16, 2015

Immunization Week will provide free vaccines for all ages

Next week is National Infant Immunization Week, and the Petersburg Public Health Center will be waiving administrative fees for those who stop in. “It’s just kind of a reminder to people how important it is to get infants vaccinated,” Public...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

PMC staying current on infectious disease policies

Petersburg Medical Center Board members were apprised of the hospital's ongoing measures to stay current and protected against Ebola and other infectious agents on Wednesday in a report by Elizabeth Bacom, infection control and lab director for the...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

School officials advise parents on head lice, one case reported

A case of head lice was reported at the elementary school last week. “It is likely that this is an isolated incident,” Elementary School Principal Erica Kludt Painter said in a districtwide email. Kludt Painter asked parents to do their part to...

 

Pedometer challenge to continue this spring

Petersburg Mental Health Services will take the reins on running a second Pedometer Challenge this spring after Petersburg Indian Association found out it couldn’t secure grant funding for the program. Interest in last year’s challenge sparked...

 

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