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EOC reports no active COVID-19 cases

There were no reported active cases of COVID-19 in Haines as of Tuesday evening, according to the borough’s emergency operations center. “We have... Full story

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    October 7, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots available for eligible residents

SEARHC is now administering COVID-19 booster shots for Chilkat Valley residents 18 or older who received their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine more... Full story

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 26, 2021

As virus spreads, Haines stays on high alert

With 20 active COVID-19 cases in the Haines Borough, including four new cases on Tuesday and six over the weekend, officials are warning residents to... Full story

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 19, 2021

COVID-19 case count reaches more than 90

The Haines Borough had 51 active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. While some residents reported painful symptoms, there have been no hospitalizations or... Full story


Haines suffers largest COVID outbreak yet

As of Thursday evening, 57 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Haines since Aug. 6, inc... Full story


Cruise ship COVID-19 case count rises to 10

The COVID-19 case count among the 214 passengers and crew who were aboard the American Constellation’s Southeast Alaska cruise the second week of... Full story


COVID-19 case counts continue to rise across the state

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 22, 2021

School solicits feedback on COVID-19 mitigation plan

Beginning in the fall, grades 7-12 would be exempt from mask-wearing under the Haines Borough School District’s proposed COVID-19 mitigation plan... Full story


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...


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