City of Homer

CDC

COVID-19 vaccine is available now at several locations on the Southern Kenai Peninsula for people who qualify. Anyone over the age of 55 can get the vaccine along with essential workers of any age, people who live in multigenerational households and people who work in congregate settings.


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This morning on the regular, Thursday Covid Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital lists the upcoming vaccine clinics and locations.

City of Homer spokesperson Jenny Carroll talks about CARES Act fisheries and renter's aid. 

Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center answers questions from the listeners about vaccine reactions and effectiveness.
 

CDC

On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:

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Alaskans on the Southern Kenai Peninsula who are newly eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine are waiting for healthcare providers to receive their allotment of doses for the month of March.

CDC

The State of Alaska has expanded vaccine eligibility as of today, February 11. To find out if you're eligible and to learn about vaccine availability in your area, go to the State's COVID Vaccine Status page. 
 

CDC

Registration begins today, Tuesday February 2, for the Homer Incident Command Team's COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The clinics are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6 at the Christian Community Church on Bartlett Street in Homer.

Project Homeless Connect

Homer's healthcare and social service organizations will be connecting local homeless people to material support this Wednesday all across the Kenai Peninsula through Project Homeless Connect. The national, day-long event is a Peninsula-wide effort, though only in its second year in Homer and Anchor Point. 

Pat Race

The State of Alaska website currently shows no COVID-19 vaccine available in Homer, but SVT Health and Wellness Clinic is not listed on the State vaccine website. 
 

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Jenny Carroll - Information Officer for the City of Homer and Pegge Erkeneff from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District answer questions from the listeners and KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson talks about the Borough's new call center to assist seniors who want to register for a vaccine.
In Homer, the number to call is (907) 235-4636.

Ocean Drive seawall project commencing

Jan 21, 2021
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Several major public works projects around Homer were put into motion in 2020, with many coming to fruition this year. One, on Tazmania Court, will bring city water and sewer to that neighborhood for the first time. Another will upgrade the lone pump station that removes all the sewage from the Homer Spit. A different project in the same general vicinity -- a seawall to protect Ocean Drive properties -- will begin this week, according to Homer Public Works Director Jan Keiser.

City of Homer

Homer public works projects cover everything from street drainage, to sea walls, to water and sewer improvement districts and more. On this week's edition of The Coffee Table, host Jay Barrett talks with Homer Public Works Director Jan Keiser and City Manager Rob Dumouchel about all of that -- and as recent residents of Homer, how they're settling in.

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The Homer City Council Monday night moved forward an approximately $20,000 expenditure to figure out which solution would be best for solving an on-going issue with the lone sewer pump-station that serves the Homer Spit.
    “So that particular lift station happens to collect all the sewage that comes off the spit.”
    Public Works Director Jan Keiser addressed the city council during its Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. She said the lower volume of sewer in the wintertime has been causing serious problems for years.

CDC

On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:

Nurse Aaron Walbrecher from the Homer Public Health Center, Derotha Ferraro, Spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital and Jenny Carroll. Information Officer for the City of Homer, share the latest on CARES Act mortgage and rent relief funding and answer questions from the listeners about healthcare workers and first responders refusing the vaccine, and about who will be next to receive the vaccine. 
 

AK DHSS

On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:

Pegge Erkeneff, Spokesperson for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center and AK State DHSS and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners and talk about the first round of vaccinations at SPH, the full distribution of City CARES Act funding, and how to show your support for local healthcare workers.

Pat Race

On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:

Pegge Erkeneff, Spokesperson for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District,
Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer,
Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center and AK State DHSS, and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners and talk about KPBSD classes resuming next month, hospital preparations for the vaccine and how to help keep case numbers down during the holidays.
 

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