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Seventeen active COVID-19 cases, community spread likely

The Petersburg Medical Center reported seventeen positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday while several tests are currently pending. Contract tracing has been initiated by Public Health and it is...

 By Brian Varela    News    September 2, 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    March 25, 2021

EOC moves community back to low risk of COVID-19

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center reassessed the local COVID-19 risk level on Monday and lowered the community from a moderate risk to a low risk level. The decision comes as Petersburg recov...

 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 Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

Local COVID-19 cases falls to 16

Sixteen infected residents were released from isolation on Wednesday, while just one new active case has been added to Petersburg's active COVID-19 case count, according to a joint press release from...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

COVID-19 community risk level lowered to orange

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center has lowered the local community COVID-19 risk level from red to orange Monday morning, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Petersburg COVID-19 case count at 35

Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the community on Monday, after three consecutive days of no new cases, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical... Full story

 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

Petersburg to stay in red for another week

The Emergency Operations Center is maintaining Petersburg's high risk level for COVID-19 transmission for at least another seven days, as positive cases of the virus continue to be identified and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

EOC reports 30 active cases of COVID-19

There are 30 active cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, all of which were reported in the last six days, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and... Full story

 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


Active cases reach 26 in Petersburg

Petersburg COVID-19 case count has risen by six cases since Monday evening for a total of 26 active cases, according to the Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard. Twenty-four of the active... Full story

 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...


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    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 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...

 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...


Confirmed case of virus detected at PMC

An employee at Petersburg Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19 and was identified through the hospital's routine asymptomatic testing protocol, according to a joint press release from PMC... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

State issues guidance for school districts

The Petersburg School Board reviewed a guidance document released by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development at their school board meeting last week that lays out a framework on plann...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

HS, MS activities could resume in July

Outdoor activities will possibly resume at Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School on July 13, said Activities Director Jaime Cabral at the Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday. School d...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 20, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

Salmon dominates the summer fishing headlines but it’s among many other fisheries going on throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Alaska’s salmon season has gotten off to a mixed start, with strong catches in some regions over the past...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Legislative hearing highlights transboundary mining concerns

WRANGELL – Wrangell Cooperative Association added its voice to the chorus of people concerned about Canadian mining concerns developing upstream of shared rivers. The forum was a hearing held by the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 14, 2015

Fish Factor Study looks at health issues common in commercial fishing industry

How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure?  A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test...


Fish Factor: Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder meet to discuss the outlook for Alaska's biggest crab fisheries

Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries. Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder met last week to discuss the outlook for A...


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