In case you missed yesterday’s daily briefing about the jump in local COVID cases, it’s on our youtube channel -- youtube.com/cordovatv.  And we are hoping to have another for you today at 1, 5, and 8 on both radio stations, plus posting to youtube.  Also, remember that the local medical team continues to advise against ANY elective travel… and if you must travel, please be very cautious to follow safety protocols when you return.
The Cordova public library invites you to the monthly poetry showcase Friday, February 26th, at 6:00 p.m. The theme is “new light”. Please bring an original piece of writing, and any other poems that you'd like to share. This is a Zoom event and is intended for an adult audience . Contact the library for details.

The Cordova Regular Election will be March 2nd -- we’ll be voting for city council, school board, and the CCMC Authority Board.  Contact the city clerk for details.  And remember, The Cordova Chamber of Commerce, The Cordova Times, and KLAM & KCDV hosted a candidate forum for city council and school board candidates.  If you missed it, it’s available on our youtube channel -- youtube.com/cordovatv.

The Cordova public library is offering a creative writing meetup for grades 6 to 12 on Saturday February 27th at noon. It includes poetry, stories, journaling, songs, and any other ways that you're inspired to write. The focus will be on WINTER, and you can bring your writing to share with the group. Walk-ins are welcome, 10 participant maximum, and masks are mandatory. Sign up at the library or call 6667.

The ice worm photo show will run the entire month of February thru the 27th, with winners announced the 28th in the categories of people, Flora and fauna, Cordova, beyond Cordova, 2020, and shining bright. You can call the Cordova museum at 6665 with any questions.

Senior lunch is on a delivery or pick-up system till further notice -- call 424-8282 for details --  it’s Pork Carnitas today, Spaghetti & Garlic Bread tomorrow ::: Schools are continuing the grab and go meal pick-ups on Tuesdays between 430 and 6 at Mt Eccles.

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Remember all this information is on our website, including any items that didn’t make the air -- look for the AC logo at cordovaradio.com.

That's our calendar for the 24th – have a great day Cordova.

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The medical team reminds everyone that it’s important for ALL Cordovans who want the COVID-19 Vaccine, regardless of age, to register by filling out the questionnaire at CDVCMC.com or calling 424-3045.  This is crucial to determining the vaccine need for our community, and assists in ordering from the state.  Again, if you want the vaccine, you should sign up regardless of what vaccine tier you are in. Please do not sign up more than once. They will maintain the same list until everybody has been vaccinated. If registered, you will receive a call to set up an appointment as soon as you are eligible and vaccine is available.  The Medical Response Team is working diligently to ensure that all Cordovans who want the vaccine will receive it, and they thank you for your patience and support throughout this process.

Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 vaccine to defraud Americans.  Nationwide, the FBI is joining with law enforcement partners to raise awareness of COVID-19 vaccine fraud.  In Alaska, if you believe you, or someone you know, have been the victim of COVID-19 vaccine fraud, please contact the FBI Anchorage Field Office at 907-276-4441. To report suspicious activity, please visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.

The city reminds Cordovans our pipes may be at risk for freezing in the winter, and a common precautionary measure is to let water trickle from faucets. Because the water within the pipes is moving, it is resistant to becoming frozen. This simple prevention tactic could save you a lot of expense and cleanup effort.

If you or a close contact test positive for COVID-19, you are expected to comply with ALL health mandates, including mandated quarantine and isolation. Health mandates have been put in place to flatten the COVID-19 curve and protect the health of all Alaskans.  Community members who disregard health mandates are putting both themselves and the community at risk. State and local law enforcement are authorized to enforce individual compliance, and individuals who recklessly violate the health mandates risk both civil fines and criminal prosecution.  Visit covid19.alaska.gov for more information.  

KLAM and KCDV have classified ad space every day, 10 times a day between the two stations, for just $25 a week - plus we post your ad on cordovaradio.com at no extra charge.  If you have something you want to sell, a job posting, or a fundraiser coming up, put local radio and internet to work for you. Call, fax, email -- whatever’s best -- and get your classified ad on KLAM, KCDV, and cordovaradio.com.

Scammers are after your money and personal data during the vaccine rollout.  The city is warning cordovans that you can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine, you can’t pay for early access to the vaccine, and no legitimate person will call about the vaccine asking for your social security number, bank account, or credit card number.  These are all scams and should be ignored.  Learn more at ‘FTC <dot> gov <slash> coronavirus <slash> scams’.

A few winter reminders from the city: Please be aware that the roads are regularly slick, so drive cautiously... please be mindful of other drivers given daily conditions… please have patience and give plow operators ample space to safely do their job… and please caution children not to play on the snow piles as they may be unstable and unsafe.  The city appreciates your help and consideration.

Social distancing is critical right now for public health and safety, but that doesn’t mean our elders don’t need to feel supported.  CCMC’s Long term care facility says it would mean so much to their residents to get a letter in the mail.  If you’re interested, you can send a letter or card to CCM, care of “Pen Pals for Residents”, at box 160.

Local covid-19 testing is open 5 days a week.  You can be tested at Ilanka Mondays and Fridays from 2-3pm.  CCMC is testing on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9-930am.  Also, even though the testing will remain free for residents, please bring your insurance information with you because the clinics can receive reimbursement, which helps KEEP tests free.

With winter here... sand trucks, plows, and loaders will be on the streets when needed. Please give them a wide clearance whenever they are out. If you can’t see the driver, they can’t see you! And don't let children (or fun-loving adults) play in the snow piles -- it's very difficult for drivers to see them.

Remember that if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for covid-19, you will need to quarantine for 14 days REGARDLESS of whether you test negative during that time.  Again, close contacts need to quarantine a full 14 days, regardless of whether they test negative during that period.  If you don’t, you may be spreading the virus to many others while asymptomatic, and too early in your infection for the test to detect it.  Contact your medical provider if you have any questions.

Remember that the city still has fines for those who break health mandates -- so please know the local rules for the local pandemic response.

The Cordova Medical Response Team has made it clear that WE have the power to control the spread of coronavirus. Each of the following actions is proven to decrease the transmission: (1) Maintain a six-foot distance from others, even when wearing a mask. (2) Shrink your social bubble by limiting interactions with those outside of the immediate family or friend group. (3) Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when in public or around others outside of the immediate family where social distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask in public is mandated by the City. (4) Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds. And (5) Sanitize often-touched surfaces.

The city’s website dedicated to covid-19 response is covid19.cityofcordova.net.  It’s intended to be a one stop shop for the latest information, in a layout that makes it easy to navigate for residents, businesses, fishermen, folks needing resources for better physical and mental health, and lots more.  The address is covid19.cityofcordova.net.  The city has also launched a special hotline for covid related questions -- it’s 424-INFO.

We’ve been telling you that all our talk shows, daily briefings, special meetings of the city council, and weekly city press briefings are archived for you on our CordovaTV youtube channel.  What you might not know is that if you subscribe to our channel (which is completely free) AND click the notification bell (also free), you’ll automatically get updates the moment a new post is ready.  So again, visit youtube.com/cordovatv, subscribe to the channel, and click the notification bell -- that will make you the first to know when we have new content for you.

Remember that our town meeting talk show is available any time you would like to be a guest, suggest a guest, or just have us cover a topic.  It’s an on demand program, we can record at your convenience, and then the air slot is weekdays in the 10am hour on KLAM. You can also send a letter for us to read if that’s better for you.

KLAM and KCDV will continue bringing you daily COVID-19 briefings on both stations with Dad and the mayor or some other official when possible, or Dad by himself if necessary.  We air them near the top of the 1pm, 5pm, and 8pm hours Monday thru Friday.  We will also hope to be able to bring you more weekly FAQ visits with Dad and the Incident Management Team, which would air on KLAM only, Friday evenings at 5pm.  These will all be in addition to the regular Town Meeting talks shows we are doing as needed.  And remember -- If you miss any show on the air, I’ll be getting them archived on our youtube channel soon afterwards -- that’ll be at  youtube.com/cordovatv.

KLAM listeners – We've got an opportunity, if you would like, to expand special talk programming on Saturdays to kind of change things up a bit… long-form shows, NOT about politics, but about "better living" topics.  We already have On the House with the Carey Brothers sharing home tips… but there are also shows to help you learn about new tech (computers, smartphones, etc) and get to know your existing tech better, car care and maintenance, hunting and fishing topics from around the country... that kind of thing.  If you’re interested in being a listener or sponsor of this kind of programming, call us at 3796 or email ‘saturday <at> cordovaradio <dot> com’.

You’ve heard the Carey Brothers for years with the ‘On The House Tip of the Day’ weekday mornings on KLAM… now we’re also carrying their longer Saturday show each week from 11am to 1pm, right after swap shop. James and Morris Carey offer home tips, share homeowner trends, and even answer questions from listeners.  So plan to join us Saturdays from 11 to 1 on KLAM for On the House with the Carey Brothers -- sponsored by ACE Hardware on AM-1450.