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 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

Community spread raises COVID-19 case count to 11

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in town on Saturday, and the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center is attributing the positive test result to community spread, according to a joint press... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

State health official talks COVID-19 vaccines

PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the COVID-19 community update on Jan. 8 that PMC is expecting to have a combined total of about 300 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to begin...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

Community risk level lowered to yellow

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center lowered the community risk of COVID-19 transmission from orange to yellow, or level one on Wednesday, according to a joint press between the Petersburg Borou...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

COVID-19 vaccine clinic reaches 350 residents January 15 Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents age 65 and older during Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccine drive at the Petersburg School... Full story


PSD returns to distance learning amid virus spike

The Petersburg School District postponed reopening the schools to students on Wednesday following Petersburg Emergency Operation Center's announcement on Monday that it was raising the local risk...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Borough assembly approves COVID-19 dashboard

The Borough Assembly, at their meeting on Monday, approved the Community Risk Communication Plan, which tracks the COVID-19 situation in town and offers guidelines. The Community Risk Communication...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Vaccine distribution continues locally, statewide

Petersburg Medical Center has administered about 150 COVID-19 vaccines as of Dec. 31 to local residents as the town and state move through the early stages of the vaccine distribution process,...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Two positive cases of virus identified in single household

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center has identified two more local cases of COVID-19 within a single household on Monday, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Five residents test positive for virus

Five more cases of COVID-19 were identified in town on Tuesday, bringing the local active case count back up to nine, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

2020: Year in Review

January The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed establishing critical habitat areas for humpback whales in three distinct population segments located off Mexico, Central American...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

EOC switches town to moderate risk amid virus spike

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center raised the local risk level for COVID-19 from yellow to orange on Monday after Petersburg saw six active cases of the virus within seven days, according to... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Petersburg

Petersburg Medical Center received 220 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and has since begun vaccinating those who are most at risk, according to local health officials at the COVID-19...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases

At the COVID-19 community update on Friday, Dec. 18 Incident Commander Karl Hagerman reminded the public to visit the borough's COVID-19 dashboard and risk communication plan and send any questions or...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Cases at zero week before Christmas

As of Wednesday, Petersburg Medical Center had collected 6,359 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 onsite and at outside laboratories. Of those test samples collected, 6,268 have returned negative...


Alaska receives first COVID-19 vaccine doses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has begun receiving its initial doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, state officials announced Monday. Some hospitals had received vaccine Monday, and it was expected some Alaskans would be vaccinated as early as Monday,...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Asymptomatic testing at MVM nixed

The Borough Assembly failed to pass a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the borough and Petersburg Medical Center to provide COVID-19 asymptomatic testing at Mountain View Manor Assisted Living at...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

EOC unveils local risk level plan, COVID-19 dashboard

Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center has released the draft of its risk communication plan and COVID-19 dashboard, which will monitor the status of the virus in the community and offer mitigation...


To the Editor

PIA met need To the Editor: Mt. View Food Services would like to generously thank Petersburg Indian Association for applying for the CDC Grant which was geared to keeping senior citizens fed a...


Alaska officials say landslide danger remains after storm

HAINES, Alaska (AP) - Officials in southeast Alaska have repeated warnings about possible landslide danger in the community of Haines, where two people remain missing after a large slide last week....

 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020

Traveler, college student test positive for virus

Two more positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 27, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg Medical Center. The first ind...

 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

The 24 hour ramp

Petersburg High School students in David Owens' shop classes came together last week to build a ramp for a student at Rae C. Stedman Elementary school who will be wheelchair bound for the next few mon...

 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Vessel screening mandate extended until Feb.

The Borough Assembly extended the borough's health mandate that places COVID-19 protocols on vessels docking and disembarking at borough harbor facilities for the fourth time at their meeting on...

 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

PSD tightens travel protocols

The Petersburg School Board issued an administrative directive on Monday requesting school officials extend Alaska's state travel mandate to students and staff traveling throughout the state. State...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Classrooms set to reopen today

Petersburg School District is expected to reopen their doors today, Oct. 29, after a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School on Tuesday that resulted in a...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Airport screening extended to Dec. 31

The Borough Assembly extended a contract between the borough and the state for COVID-19 related services offered at the Petersburg Airport through Dec. 31 at their meeting on Oct. 20. Under the...


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