The Petersburg Medical Center’s board can now start drawing up plans for the facility.
The Petersburg borough is reporting a large COVID-19 outbreak among residents and staff at its assisted living facility.
Petersburg’s third COVID-19 outbreak is on its way to becoming its worst.
Health care providers are urging people to get vaccinated for the flu as well as COVID-19.
State officials said 44% of Petersburg’s cases were tied to a bar or restaurant, and 41% were tied to a school or daycare.
Federal privacy law gives patients the last say on what will and won’t be disclosed.
The police chief’s announcement follows the Petersburg Borough Assembly’s decision last week not to fill a vacant sergeant’s job. Assembly members cited concerns over the future of state funding.
Uncertainty about next year’s spending by the state of Alaska is trickling down to local governments. Expecting spending cuts, Petersburg’s borough assembly voted against filling a vacant position in the police department — at least until a proposed state spending plan is unveiled later this month.