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Katie Basile / KYUK

In last night’s meeting, the Bethel City Council voted to extend COVID-19 related emergency mandates by two months. This includes the airport and mask mandates. It also extended the measure that prevents shut offs for unpaid water bills. 

On Jan. 19, 2021, anyone age 16 or older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Loren Holmes / ADN

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is vaccinating people against COVID-19 across the region. The health corporation, along with state health experts, held a virtual Q&A on Dec. 22 to answer questions from people who are eligible for the early phase of the vaccines, including Elders and essential workers. 

Loren Holmes / ADN

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is vaccinating people against COVID-19 across the region. The health corporation, along with state health experts, held a virtual town hall on Dec. 21 to answer questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and how they are being distributed throughout the region.

Loren Holmes / ADN

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has nearly completed the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations. That included frontline health care workers and residents and staff of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Elder’s home in Bethel. YKHC will now begin to vaccinate Elders ages 65 and older, and frontline essential workers. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is beginning the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes Elders and frontline essential workers. To answer questions about the vaccines, YKHC hosted a second informational session last night with Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink. 

  

YKHC staff unpacks vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, 2020 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On Dec. 17, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation began COVID-19 vaccinations around the Y-K Delta and in Bethel. On Dec. 21, YKHC hosted an information session about the vaccines, and who will be next in line to receive them. 


Patrick Dulin, the developer of the Step Away smartphone app for recovery.
James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage

On Dec. 21, our guest on Coffee at KYUK was Tiffany Hall. Hall is the executive director of Recover Alaska, an advocacy group that helps with addiction prevention, addressing social norms around recovery, and connecting people to resources. We highlighted an application for smartphones, Step Away, which helps recovering alcoholics change habits that lead to drinking.


Calista Corporation

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recommended that all villages in the region extend their community lockdowns for an additional 30 days, until Jan. 16, 2021.

COVID-19 Illustration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is hosting two virtual Q&A sessions for the public to learn more about the coronavirus vaccines coming to the region. Both sessions will occur next week, on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Liane White, 35, with her children Presely, 14, Jonah, 11, Daniel, 8, and Natalie, 16 months, pictured at her husband's gravesite on the day of his funeral, Nov. 25, 2020.
Courtesy of Liane White

Bethel resident Kevin White was only 35 when COVID-19 took his life. He left behind four children, ages 14 to 16 months. His wife, Liane White, said that no one expected Kevin to have a hard time with the disease.

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