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 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    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

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...

 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....


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