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Teens 12 and up to receive COVID-19 vaccine

People 12 years or older can sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Haines. On May 26, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is... Full story


Positive, symptomatic COVID-19 case in Haines

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center Wednesday reported a positive, symptomatic COVID-19 case in town. The 50-59-year-old person caught the... Full story


SEARHC to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for teens

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is planning a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds the first week of April....


SEARHC prepares for arrival of 600 COVID-19 vaccines

To date, more than 300 Chilkat Valley residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and hundreds more will fall into this category... Full story


COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Alaska but will take longer to reach Haines

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alaska late Sunday. As of Wednesday, it was unclear when the vaccine will arrive in... Full story


Dunleavy asks for Alaskans to sacrifice to reduce healthcare strain

Gov. Michael Dunleavy issued a health advisory via the state’s emergency alert system Nov. 12 that urged Alaskans to make an increased effort to...


EOC and SEARHC ramp up preparations for coronavirus vaccine distribution

The Haines Borough conducted a Point of Distribution (POD) tabletop exercise on Nov. 13 to prepare for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The...


Free, asymptomatic testing to end Dec. 19

Free, asymptomatic coronavirus testing will end in Haines and Klukwan on Dec. 19, according to a Tuesday press release from the Southeast Alaska Regio...


Woman tests positive for COVID-19, first case reported since July

A Haines woman 50-59 years old tested positive for COVID-19 and is displaying symptoms, the borough’s Emergency Operations Center said Tuesday....

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 30, 2020

COVID-19 case prompts masking policy and business closures

The Haines Borough imposed a mandatory masking policy in its facilities and several businesses voluntarily closed after a 20-something male resident...

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 16, 2020

Clinic offers COVID-19 testing free on weekends

Free COVID-19 testing will be open to all in Haines, even those without symptoms, on weekends beginning Saturday. Earlier this month, the Southeast...


Residents list health, jobs, and education as biggest COVID concerns

A survey of Haines residents “to get a sense of where people are right now,” under the economic and emotional damage caused by COVID-19, found...

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 2, 2020

Third local case of COVID-19 reported

It was reported Wednesday that a male age 20-29 had tested positive for COVID-19 in Haines, bringing the borough’s case count to six — three...

 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020

COVID-19 count rises to five

This week four new COVID-19 cases were reported, one asymptomatic female and three Excursion Inlet cannery workers. About 50 people attended an...

 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020

Haines EOC says individual refuses to quarantine, situation now resolved

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued a press release on Facebook Wednesday evening stating that an asymptomatic woman who...

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    June 18, 2020

DHSS classifies first COVID-19 case in Haines 'community spread'

Haines’ first case of COVID-19 has been classified as “community spread.” After conducting a contact tracing investigation, the Alaska...

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 reported in Haines

On Monday, the Haines Borough announced the first case of COVID-19 in the Chilkat Valley. The male patient was tested at the Southeast Alaska...


State relaxes mandates, some remain cautious

While some local business owners are expanding operations since the state's "Reopen Alaska Responsib... Full story


Haines' 14-day quarantine is now a suggestion rather than a requirement

The Haines Borough’s quarantine resolution no longer “requires” people entering from other parts of the state to quarantine for 14 days, it... Full story


Spring eulachon run brings people together for the first time since March

As spring slowly unlocks in the Chilkat Valley, so too have state social distancing restrictions,... Full story


Assembly considers stipend for mayor, EOC volunteers

On Tuesday, the assembly considered increasing mayor Jan Hill’s monthly stipend for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Members decided to... Full story


Federal funding offers little relief for borough's budget troubles

The Haines Borough is slated to receive $4 million in coronavirus relief funding under a proposal released by Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week. However,... Full story


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