Covid Brief

Weekly Covid-19 Brief: January 14th, 2021

19 hours ago
KBBI

A lot is happening in the world of Covid-19 response this week. On the Covid Brief, we hear from KPBSD spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff about the return to in-person classes for students, SPH spokesperson Derotha Ferraro tells us about the vaccination clinic beginning tomorrow, we hear details of the City of Homer's participation from Jenny Carroll, and we get a look at contract tracing from Public Health Nurse III Lorne Carroll.

Weekly Covid Brief: January 7th, 2020

Jan 7, 2021
KBBI

On this week's Covid Brief, fill-in host Jay Barrett welcomes SPH's Derotha Ferraro, the City of Homer's Jenny Carrol, Homer High School Principal Douglas Waclawski, and Homer Middle School Principal Keri Denderent to discuss the coronavirus vaccine situation and an increase in classroom learning to start on Monday.

Covid positives trending down around Homer

Jan 4, 2021
KBBI

On Thursday’s Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson, the panel addressed vaccines, the new relief bill from congress, and contact tracing, and started out with an update on the current situation.

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. 
 

Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Homer

Dec 18, 2020
KBBI

On Thursday morning’s Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson, vaccines were the hot topic of the day. South Peninsula Hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro said a shipment of 180 doses arrived this week, with health care workers scheduled to get the first shots.
    She said inoculations for the general public will come later.

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.

KBBI

As Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise, public health officials are finding the transmission of the coronavirus is occurring in all parts of the community. 
“And when you're looking at the numbers and they exponentially pop up for a seven day period, last week compared to this week, that's because it is so widespread,” Alaska Public Health Nurse Lorne Carrol said. “So anywhere where the virus can transmit from one person to the next, COVID-19 is spreading from one host to the next.”

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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.
 

CDC

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

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, take questions from the listeners about preparations for a vaccine, hospitalization rates at SPH, and when to wear a mask outside.

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

APRN

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 mental health issues facing folks in quarantine, CARES Act funding and the importance of wearing a mask in the wake of rapid increases in positive COVID cases.
 

KBBI

Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer, Pegge Erkeneff from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Department and Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital discuss the latest from the Homer Unified Command and answer listener questions.

Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer, Pegge Erkeneff from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital discuss the latest from the Homer Unified Command. They answer listener questions about the City's COVID relief funds for mortgage and fisheries, about the Southern Peninsula's, now 100%, remote learning system and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital traces the path from swab to test results.

Flu shots recommended by Covid experts

Oct 2, 2020
KBBI

The expectation that more City of Homer buildings and facilities will be opening up to something resembling normal was high during the Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson yesterday on KBBI.
    Certainly one of the most popular is the public library, which city spokesperson Jenny Carrol said should soon see more extensive availability, as will the Cowles City Council Chambers.

CDC

The City of Homer's COVID-19 Incident Command Team checks in for their regular, live, Thursday briefing. 
Jenny Carroll, Public Information Officer for the City of Homer, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital take questions from the listeners. 

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