CDC COVID-19 peninsula alert level remains at red

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alert level for the Kenai Peninsula Borough remains at high or red. At this level, CDC recommends people stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. People should wear face masks indoors, and people at high risk for severe illness should talk to their health care providers about taking additional precautions.

The CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html#anchor_82254 shows the risk levels by county using metrics like numbers of people hospitalized and staffing levels.

The number of total tests done at South Peninsula Hospital dropped again, but the number of positive COVID-19 cases jumped for the week of

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