Tag: pandemic

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Letter to the Editor: Let’s care for others to see the...

Letter to the Editor: That sun today — and the moon — it was beautiful. It is truly a privilege to go outdoors and feel beauty soaking into oneself; that we can then carry it in our souls, when we face the ugliness of what the world can be. Can we talk a minute about what beauty in our lives could be?

Peter Pan Seafood opts out of major seafood show

Peter Pan Seafoods has pulled out of Seafood Expo North American, set for March 13-15 in Boston, citing concerns for the health of their employees and fishing industry partners in the midst of a rapid increase of people testing positive to variants of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC chief says cruise industry will continue COVID-19 — safety measures

Owners of cruise ships, whose visits to Alaska are a major boost to the state economy, will continue to employ safe practices to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Surge in COVID infections continues to climb

Confirmed active cases of the novel coronavirus are rising in Cordova, and Dr. Paul Gloe, medical director at the Cordova Community Medical Center, says more new cases are anticipated, due to holiday travel and people spending more time than expected in crowded airports.

Alaska Airlines reduces flights by 10% through end of January

Continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the omicron variant spreading rapidly, have prompted Alaska Airlines to announce a 10% reduction in departures through the end of January, airline officials said.
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