Local Coronavirus Closure Updates

Last Updated 4/11/2020 9:00 a.m. lb

Contact Loren Barrett or Jay Barrett (no relation) at KBBI to add/update/delete items on this list. Visit the Covid-19 Monitoring Web Page and KPB Alerts for the latest updates from the State of Alaska and KPB Office of Emergency Management.

Closures/Cancellations and a few Continuing Events:

 

  • South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care is restricting all visitation. Only essential health care staff and pre-approved visitors for end-of-life or other compassionate care situations will be permitted to enter. South Peninsula Hospital is screening all visitors to the hospital at all entrances. Their cafeteria is closed.

  • The Governor has closed all schools in Alaska to students through May 1. The Kenai Peninsula School District is preparing a new model of digital learning beginning on March 30.

  • The Homer Legislative Information Office is now closed to foot traffic. All events will be either listen-in only or call-in only. To testify, call: 800-478-4648. More information at akleg.gov.

  • The Sea Otter Community Center (SOCC) in Seldovia is closed. 

  • City of Homer Community Recreation activities are canceled at Homer schools. 

  • The Homer Public Library is still closed to public browsing but you can place holds and pick them up outside the building. Holds can be placed in three ways: by logging into the online catalog with your library card number, by sending an email to circ@ci.homer.ak.us, or by calling 907-235-3180. Need help finding something to check out? Use this form, and a staff member will send you a list of suggestions.

  • The Winter King Salmon Tournament has been postponed until April 25. 

  • The Pratt Museum is closed.

  • All Homer Dog Trainer classes are cancelled.

  • The 2020 Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon is canceled.

  • Kevin Bell Arena is closed.

  • The Homer Theatre is closed. 

  • Homer Council on the Arts has cancelled all public events and programs but has expanded options online! Visit www.homerart.org/calendar for a list of current exhibits, classes, workshops, and art competitions. The office and gallery are closed but you can still reach HCOA by calling 235-4288 or emailing office@homerart.org

  • Save-U-More will have seniors-only hours for shoppers 60-plus on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. until further notice.

  • Safeway will be reserving store hours for at-risk shoppers such as senior citizens, pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 a.m. 

  • The REC Room is closed until further notice. Individual teens in need of food, hygiene supplies, or support from a trusted adult are encouraged to call 907-235-3436, or email Liz: liz@kbfpc.org or Tyler: peeredcoordinator@kbfpc.org there is no adult present in the building we are remaining available during REC Room hours (3-6pm) via telephone to help!

  • DETS Job Center staff will only meet with people via phone, email, SARA, or mail. They also will be postponing all employment and training public workshops, orientations, recruitment sessions, and job fairs until April 30. For more information contact the Homer Job Center at 907-226-3040 ext. 1 or visit www.jobs.alaska.gov

  • Hospice of Homer is open for those who need to borrow equipment or supplies, or need to return equipment. The office is open Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the time being, group gatherings, such as Grief Counseling and Volunteer Training, are suspended. If you have any questions, please call the office at 235-6899.

  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies will continue to offer after school programs of Science Art Action Club and Eco-Kids and Wynn-ter Sunday FunDay. 

  • Kachemak Bay Campus and the rest of the UA system has moved classes online and cancelled all public events and non-credit classes until further notice. Graduation ceremonies have been cancelled.

  • The Alaska Court System has cancelled all new jury trials. Existing trials will continue. Grand juries are still sitting. 

  • Sprouts Family Services office will be closed and all playgroups and in-person services stopped until further notice. If a family is in need of emergency baby supplies they can email office@sproutalaska.org to arrange pick up. Phone or video services to families with kids 0-5 in need of developmental supports are also available E-mail a referral to office@sproutalaska.org or fax.

  • Homer Senior Citizens is offering Meals for Seniors: Now offering lunch take-out meals for seniors 60 and older. Please call 235-7655 before 10:00 a.m. each day to reserve your meal for the day.  If you are unable to pick up your meal please Homer Senior Citizen know, home delivered meals might be an option.

  • The SPARC will be opening part-time, at a limited capacity, on Monday, May 18th. The sessions that are going to be available are; Walk/Run, Singles Pickleball and Heidi's Booty Camp (a workout class). The schedule will be posted this weekend at sparchomer.org and on our FB page. If you have any further questions please contact Lisa, the SPARC Coordinator, at sparchomer@gmail.com.