OEM Director briefs Assembly on Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020
via Kenai Peninsula Borough webstream


    The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly was hoping for a sparse audience at last night’s regular meeting in Soldotna in hopes of encouraging social distancing, and they got it, with only four people present in the audience.


Remember if you are an older adult or have a severe chronic medical condition, make sure to put distance between yourself and others to help reduce the risk of being exposed to coronavirus.
Stay home as much as possible. Watch some movies and catch up on those books you always wanted to read.
If you do not have enough household items and groceries on hand, find a friend to run those errands for you. Take care of yourself and if you need to seek medical attention, please call first.
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State of Alaska

District P Sen. Gary Stevens of Kodiak phoned in to KBBI  Thursday afternoon with a report from the state capital. It turns out Coronavirus is foremost on the minds of the Legislature. Stevens' call came just a couple of hours before the governor announced the first case of Coronavirus in Alaska, an international air traveler who self-reported in Anchorage.



State of Alaska

    Concern over Coronavirus has prompted the governor to cancel visits to the Kenai Peninsula this week, including a scheduled event in Homer Wednesday evening.

    In an announcement this (Monday) afternoon, Governor Dunleavey’s office announced the cancellation until further notice his “Conversations with Alaskans” tour of town hall meetings.


This week’s commentary is from Nurse Bonita Banks, Health and Wellness Educator at South Peninsula Hospital. Nurse Banks has some tips on steering clear of viruses.

For complete information on coronavirus in Alaska, go to The website is updated every day at noon.