Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
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In Dillingham, both first and second doses of the vaccine will be offered at a vaccine clinic Saturday. The health corporation previously limited vaccines to Elders, people with high-risk health conditions, and essential workers.

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Both of the people who tested positive are close contacts of a previous case. Their households have been tested and were advised to isolate, and the state public health team is contact tracing. 

 

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After two months of distance learning, Dillingham’s classrooms re-opened for a short couple weeks before switching back to remote instruction. Kindergartners shared their thoughts on being back in school during this brief window of normalcy.

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The source of infection for the cases is unknown, and BBAHC says they “appear to be unrelated to earlier cases.” The Curyung Tribal Council, the City and the public health team urge residents to continue to follow safety precautions. 

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The seven cases in the City of Dillingham are travel-related. The school district's change to distance learning comes just two and a half weeks after students returned to in-person classes in mid-January. 

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Elders, essential workers and people in the high-risk category around Bristol Bay can get the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. People who don't fall into those categories can sign up for BBAHC's vaccination waitlist.

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This is the lowest weekly case count in the Dillingham area since late December, when the numbers jumped sharply.

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Bristol Bay’s brisk rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to continue in many communities. But vaccinations may stall at some facilities in other parts of the region that have already vaccinated qualified residents, since the state likely won’t expand eligibility in February.

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The COVID-19 vaccination process has progressed rapidly in the region — at least 1,200 people have gotten the first dose already. But the state doesn't expect to expand eligibility in February, and that will stall some communities. 

Alaska Peninsula Corporation

 

Alaska Native leader Trefon Angasan, Jr., died in November from complications due to COVID-19. He was 73 years old. He had a lasting influence on the Bristol Bay region – and the state.

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The Small Business Administration answers the community's questions about who is eligible for federal assistance and how to apply. Applications for the second draw of PPP loans are open until March 31.

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Ten of the cases were reported in three communities around Dillingham, though not in Dillingham proper. Five travel-related cases were reported in the Lake and Peninsula area. 

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Elders, essential workers, and high-risk candidates received the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, and Dillingham's next clinic will take place in February. There will also be vaccination clinics in communities around the region in the coming weeks.

Courtesy of Peter Pan Seafoods.

One of the largest seafood companies in the world has sold Peter Pan Seafoods to three buyers. The sale comes after years of struggle for the seafood processor, which has a big footprint in Alaska. But the new owners are optimistic.

Courtesy of Dustin Parker

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday at the Dillingham High School gym. People 65 and older, essential workers, and high risk candidates can get vaccinated.

 

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