COVID 19

CDC

As of Monday, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data show that 53% of Alaskans ages 12 and older have their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and about 47% of eligible Alaskans are fully vaccinated. 
 

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief:
Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the details on vaccinations administered every Thursday in June from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit.

Ferraro and Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services give an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID and answer questions from the listeners. 
 

 Learn more about COVID-19 tests and vaccines on the SPH website.

Covid-19 hospitalizations trending younger

May 28, 2021
State of Alaska

Host Kathleen Gustafson had a special surprise guest on Thursday morning’s Covid Brief. Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink phoned in from the Sterling Highway, as she was being driven from Kenai to Homer for events later in the day.
    Zink noted that Alaska has lowered its Covid-19 alert status to ‘orange,’ which is as low as it's been in a year. A lot of that could be credited to the aggressive rollout of vaccines, which have proven incredibly effective.

CDC

This morning on the regular Thursday COVID Brief, Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska joins the panel to answer listener questions. 
You'll also hear from Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital and Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer.

Rental car shortage may be barrier to summer travel

May 27, 2021
Homer Chamber of Commerce

During the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown, car rental agencies nationwide sold off much of their inventory since nobody was traveling. But things are different today, with fully-vaccinated people feeling more confident about travel every day. But what they are finding is a lack of rental cars.
    “I’m just a little apprehensive that people realize, “Oh I made my flight reservation and lodging, now I’ll go in and book my cars,” and they have no way to get here,” said Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brad Anderson.

AK DHSS

Homer Unified Command delivered their regular report to Homer City Council on Monday night. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this recap.

CDC / CDC

According to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, there have been almost 67,000 cases of COVID-19 in the State. That includes a gain of 50 cases on Monday. Nurse Lorne Carrol says that is a downward trend on the epi curve.

AK DHSS

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on vaccines and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

CDC

Homer"s Unified Command highlighted The State of Alaska's Sleeves Up program in their report to Homer City Council on Monday night.

City of Homer

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on vaccines and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.


 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID and answers questions from the listeners and debunks misinformation about masks and their effectiveness.
And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about travel guidelines for travelers to and from Alaska.
 

SPH

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a proclamation ending the State's Emergency Declaration last week and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum signed a Public Health Order, directing DHSS to continue taking all necessary actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic including leading Alaska’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

CDC

This morning on the regular, Thursday Covid Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital talks about an upcoming vaccine clinic at Homer Harbor and how to get a free COVID-19 vaccine 7 days a week at the COVID Care Center at 4201 Bartlett Street in Homer.

Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center answers questions from the listeners about contract tracing, and vaccine effectiveness for pregnant women.
 

And, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff talks about a new group of cases in the schools. 

KBBI

At Monday night's Homer City Council meeting, Unified Command made their report to Council amid an uptick in cases statewide and in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

For the latest vaccine and testing information, go to South Peninsula Hospital's website.


Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital told council that SPH has administered 819 COVID-19 tests in the last two weeks, and 14 of them came back positive. 

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on Pfizer vaccine and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID, vaccination rates and what possible reactions you might experience after your vaccination.

And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about expanded access to Homer City Hall and the Homer Public Library.
 

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