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 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 vaccine given to 350 residents

Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents ages 65 and older during the COVID-19 vaccine drive on Jan. 14 at the Petersburg School District community gym, according to PMC Director of Nu...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic expected on Feb. 5 January 22 Petersburg Medical Center is setting Feb. 5 as a tentative date to hold another COVID-19 vaccination clinic, according to Petersburg Medical... 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 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    November 19, 2020

Assembly passes mask mandate

Borough residents are now required to wear a face covering in public buildings, work settings and at outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or more following the approval of public health mandate #8...


Editorial: Mask use protects us all

Petersburg joined Wrangell and other Alaskan communities by imposing a mask mandate. As Covid-19 cases skyrocket across the state, Governor Dunleavy left it up to communities statewide to take action...

 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Intrastate travelers now have to test for Covid-19

The Borough Assembly approved a health mandate on Monday that requires intrastate travelers arriving in Petersburg be tested for COVID-19 before or upon their arrival to town. Public health mandate #9...

 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 12, 2020

EOC releases health alert aimed at fighting pandemic fatigue

With the hopes of encouraging residents to resist pandemic fatigue as Alaska approaches the eight month mark of battling COVID-19, the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center released a health alert...

 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...


Alaska to require masks and COVID-19 screens at Capitol

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislative Council approved a measure that requires lawmakers, employees and reporters to be screened for the coronavirus when entering the Capitol and to wear masks or face coverings in the building and other...

 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...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Declaration of emergency stays intact

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted against terminating the borough's declaration of disaster emergency, which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at their meeting on Tuesday....

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Local resident visited one or more bars while infected

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 Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 hotline, after an individual...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

Assembly extends non-congregate sheltering

The Borough Assembly extended its emergency non-congregate sheltering agreement with the Narrows Inn on Monday through the end of the year or until state health mandate #14 is rescinded....


Meet the Candidates: Assembly

Name: Brandi Thynes Age: 38 Experience: 3 yr term borough assembly 1 yr appointed school board Why do you seek public office? I enjoyed being on the assembly this last term and would like to continue...


Residents express contempt for emergency provisions

The community had the opportunity to speak out in support or against a permanent civil emergency provisions ordinance at a virtual town hall on Sept. 10, though the feedback the Borough Assembly... Full story

 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...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 13, 2020

Traveler tests positive for COVID-19

A traveler tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 4 after previously testing negative for the virus, according to a press release from the Petersburg Operations Center. The traveler arrived in town at...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

Borough Clerk: May, June meetings valid

After the expiration of an emergency ordinance on April 30 that allowed the borough assembly to set a quorum telephonically, the assembly continued to hold remote meetings throughout May and June,...


Some AK cities decline to mandate masks amid virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest city in Alaska has mandated residents wear masks in public to limit the spread of COVID-19, but several other cities and boroughs declined to follow suit, arguing the mandates weren’t needed, would be...

 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 25, 2020

Some lodge patrons shopping before quarantining

After seeing some lodges drop off their customers at the hardware, grocery store or the liquor store before taking them to the lodge, local residents have been concerned that lodges aren't following...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 25, 2020

Borough to be paid for airport COVID-19 screenings

The borough assembly held a special meeting on Friday to enter into a contract with the state of Alaska to receive payment for the borough's greeting, screening and testing services currently in...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

People can attend public meetings

Public health mandate #3, which suspends in person participation of public meetings, was amended by the borough assembly at their meeting Monday to allow assembly, board and commission members the...


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