Laurel Hilts

SVT Health and Wellness

As the federal and state governments continue to roll out Covid-19 vaccines, they designate the doses for different groups. In the general population, those 65 and older are currently prioritized. Healthcare and assisted living facility personnel and residents were in the first wave of inoculations.
    Other doses have been specifically earmarked for federally-funded Indian Health Service clinics, and are sent to them directly, skipping the state middleman.

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As Covid-19 tests become more widely available, health organizations have been gearing up to increase the number of people they are administered to.
    Already South Peninsula Hospital is taking test swabs 24 hours a day in the hospital’s main parking lot, and this week opened a testing site with limited hours on the Homer Spit.

Five new COVID-19 cases break out locally

May 28, 2020

There were 13 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Alaska Thursday, with seven of them on the Kenai Peninsula. Five of those positive results were from residents of the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Derotha Ferraro said four people with symptoms were tested at South Peninsula Hospital, while Laurel Hilts said SVT Health & Wellness was notified by the state that one of its test samples came back positive from someone who was not showing symptoms, but was getting a pre-surgery screening.