Cordova Jr./Sr. High School goes to online only classes

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School will go to online-only learning through Feb. 4, due in an increasing number of pandemic related student and staff absences. Mt. Eccles Elementary School will remain open for teaching in the classrooms, Superintendent Alex Russin announced Monday, Jan. 24.

More Cordova residents test positive for COVID

A rapid increase is being tabulated by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services of residents testing position for the novel coronavirus, as the omicron variant spreads through the state, and federal authorities rush to provide free at-home rapid COVID antigen tests to everyone.

COVID infections climbing, less than 50% of Alaskans fully vaccinated

Thousands of people in Alaska continue to test positive for COVID-19 variants each week, and the death toll climbs, while the overall percentage of fully vaccinated people remains below 60% of the eligible population over the age of 5.

New infection numbers now somewhat puzzling

COVID-19 infections are still mounting in Alaska, but how many and where they are happening is getting more difficult to discern, what with more people testing at home, in some cases using free test kits that may be ordered from the federal government.

State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic

Alaska’s state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year to help renters hurt economically by the pandemic and will soon embark on a $50 million federally funded program to help homeowners, too.

No more masks required on Cordova school buses

Cordova schools will no longer require masking on school buses and vans, Superintendent Alex Russin announced in a Feb. 28 letter.

Grant program will aid seafood processing sector

A grant program of the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development will distribute $30.6 million to Alaska’s seafood processing sector, including those who are processors of shellfish.

AHFC offers aid to struggling homeowners

Homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corp. but need to act quickly. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 4.

Updated COVID-19 vaccinations coming in Alaska

State health officials say updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer are expected to be available soon in Alaska, following emergency use...
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