Norton Sound fisheries take COVID-19 precautions

Norton Sound Economic Development Corp is developing a COVID-19 Community & Workforce Protection Plan to help mitigate the spread of the virus in communities in which NSEDC and Norton Sound Seafood Projects operate.

Commentary: Health and wellness in a time of uncertainty

When we're unsure of the future, it's important to take time for self-care, writes Shelly Kocan.

Police chief returns from administrative leave

Police Chief Nate Taylor returned to work Monday, March 8. Taylor will spend the next four months under the mentorship of a retired Alaska police chief arriving from outside Cordova.

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading: “This is not a joke.”

2nd locally spread virus case reported

Cordova’s medical response team reported a second non-travel-related case of the novel coronavirus Thursday, July 9.

Bristol Bay wants better COVID-19 protection plan

Bristol Bay spokespersons for the region’s health, economic, housing and tribal entities say the state health mandate for independent commercial fishermen coming to harvest wild salmon falls short of what is needed to protect the area’s population.

Residents vow to keep COVID-19 out of Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay residents determined to keep the pandemic at bay have put in place their own COVID-19 health response plan and are asking the state to consider closure of the famed commercial salmon fishery in 2020.

Update: Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

Update: Although investigation is ongoing, the Cordova Medical Response Team does not believe transmission of the virus occurred at school.

1 new virus case; 138 have received both vaccine shots

As of Monday, Feb. 8, 563 Cordovans have received the first in a series of two vaccine shots, and 138 have received both shots.

Reflecting on the pandemic after 1 year

March 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Here’s a look back at our top COVID-19 coverage.
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