City employees must vaccinate or take weekly COVID-19 tests

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, the city of Cordova will require all its employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to be tested weekly for the virus.

Officials: Outbreak-stricken seafood plant had low vax rate

"Camtu’s facility, while they did everything they could to make sure that their workers were not coming in with COVID, they did not do everything they could do to protect them from us, citizens, with COVID, infecting them," City Manager Helen Howarth said.

COVID-19 delta variant reported in Cordova

Cases of the delta variant of the novel coronavirus have been detected in Cordova.

Salmon Jam VIP guests cancel visit as virus outbreak increases

Rep. Louise Stutes and Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer canceled plans to attend this year’s Copper River Salmon Jam, citing unsafe conditions.

Mask wearing on commercial fishing boats no longer required

Mask wearing on board commercial fishing vessels and in outdoor areas of maritime transportation conveyances and hubs is no longer required.

Chamber, city announced vaccination incentive program

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Cordova, has launched a Cordova VaxCash Raffle using the same Cordova Cash Card platform through which Cordova residents received their local stimulus payment in 2020.

City ends mask mandate

At a Wednesday, May 19 meeting, Cordova City Council voted unanimously to repeal most local COVID-19 rules, including a rule requiring the wearing of face coverings.

City prepared to reduce mask rules by June 9

“We’re moving forward toward that day when we’re going to say, ‘No more masks,’” City Manager Helen Howarth said.

Exhibit features portraits of workers who braved pandemic

"It’s a great example of how art can connect people,” curator Denis Keogh said. “It’s a matter of showing appreciation to all those people that have been potentially at risk, who have been in public contact a lot because of their jobs."

City may reduce virus mandates in June

Cordova’s Unified Command may recommend a reduction in coronavirus-related restrictions in June. However, the city hopes to attain a 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate for eligible recipients before reducing mandates.
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