Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tag: pandemic

Omicron variant confirmed in Alaska

State health officials say that they have confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus in Alaska. The state remains on high alert, with 422 new COVID-19 cases and one death reported on Monday, Dec. 13, none of them in Cordova.

Cordova school board votes to make masking optional

Masking in Cordova’s public schools will be optional starting in 2022, under updated guidelines unanimously approved by the school board, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread for a third year in Alaska.

Veteran harvester speaks on the joys, challenges of fisheries

As a California college student back in the 1980s, Theresa Peterson decided to take a chance getting a job at a seafood cannery in Alaska for the summer. She figured that because she hates the cold, she would never go back again.

New COVID-19 cases climbing at slower rate

Confirmation of 558 new cases of the COVID-19 virus between Friday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 6, boosted the statewide total to date to 147,103, as Alaska remained on high alert, even though the overall number of new cases declined by 12% from a week earlier.

Infection count in Alaska reaches estimated 70,319

Infection rates of the COVID-19 global pandemic continue to rise in Alaska, albeit at a slowing pace, with an estimated 67,507 residents and 2,812 nonresidents now confirmed to have contacted the novel coronavirus.