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 By Brian Varela    News    July 29, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Local COVID-19 responses to end in a week

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman gave the Borough Assembly possibly the last update of the Emergency Operations Center actions ahead of June 30, the date when all local COVID-19 related mandates and...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Community shifts to life after COVID-19

As the Petersburg Borough prepares to end its Local Disaster Emergency Declaration and disband the Emergency Operations Center at the end of the month, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said during...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly ends three more health mandates

The Borough Assembly repealed three local health mandates and one public health alert and amended Health Mandate #5 at an assembly meeting on Monday. The changes to the local health mandates and...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Emergency declaration to end on June 30

The Borough Assembly passed a resolution at a special meeting on Tuesday that will terminate the local Disaster Emergency Declaration at 11:59 P.M. on June 30, which will also bring an end to all the...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Petersburg at one active case of COVID-19

One new case of COVID-19 was reported by Petersburg Medical Center on May 30 and is related to recent travel, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and PMC. The individual inf...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly to consider ending local disaster declaration

The Borough Assembly will convene at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 1 to discuss whether or not to terminate the Local Disaster Emergency Declaration, which was activated in response to the...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Two positive Covid-19 cases in one week

Following the Little Norway Festival, Petersburg has reported two new cases of COVID-19, according to joint press releases from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The first...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

Interstate travelers not required to test for COVID

The Borough Assembly approved an amendment to the interstate and international travel mandate on Monday to allow anyone coming into the community from outside of the state who is fully vaccinated...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

Intrastate travel mandate now a health alert

Anyone arriving in Petersburg from another Alaskan community are no longer mandated to test for COVID-19 before and after their arrival in town after the Borough Assembly voted in favor of...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

Start of cruise ship season pushed to June

The Petersburg Borough will have to wait until June 2 to see its first cruise ship of the season following a change to the local tour ship schedule. In December, eight ships were expected to make a...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Changes to health mandates to go before assembly

The local Emergency Operations Center will be presenting the Borough Assembly with recommendations to change some local health mandates at their meeting on Monday. Incident Commander Karl Hagerman sai...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021

Case count at lowest point since February

A case of COVID-19 was identified through testing at the James A. Johnson Airport on April 1 and reported on April 2, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 18, 2021

COVID-19 case count down to 10

Petersburg's COVID-19 case count remained at 10 on Wednesday, as no new cases of the virus were reported and no infected residents were released from isolation, according to a joint press release for...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 4, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: March 6 is opening for Pacific halibut fishery; more interest seen in buying shares of popular fish

The Pacific halibut fishery opens on March 6 and increased catch limits combined with a cautiously optimistic outlook for the near future have fanned interest in buying shares of the popular fish. In January, the International Pacific Halibut...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Petersburg at red status for COVID-19

Seven more residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing Petersburg's total active case count to 36, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Borough assembly updates health mandates

The Borough Assembly updated several local health mandates and an emergency directive at an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to the expiration of the state's emergency declaration. The health...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Airport testing extended to June 30

Greeting, screening and testing services at James A. Johnson Airport will remain in place until June 30 for intrastate, interstate and international visitors under two health mandates passed by the...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Few local health mandates stay intact

Alaska's disaster declaration, which was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Sunday after the state legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy failed to extend the declaration. Petersburg's...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Community moves to red risk level for COVID-19

The Emergency Operations Center has increased the local risk of COVID-19 spread to red, following 13 new active cases identified in the last four days, according to a joint press release from... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Mask mandate stays in place

A motion to terminate the local face masking mandate failed at an assembly meeting on Monday after assembly members declined to second the motion. Assembly Taylor Norheim requested the action item be...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Two cases of COVID-19 identified within three days

Two active cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in town this week, according to the Emergency Operations Center. The first case was identified on Monday after an incoming traveler had a tested...

 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    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...


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