Over 1200 Sitkans have received the coronavirus vaccine since it arrived in the middle of the night three weeks ago. Local officials stress that vaccines will be available to anyone who wants them at some point, but for now, supplies remain limited. Navigating who does qualify for the vaccine and where to sign up has been a source of confusion for many Sitkans.
Sitka’s schools plan to return to in-person instruction in all buildings on January 11. An overall reduction in Sitka’s infection rate is helping the move back into class -- as is data that suggests that the coronavirus is not spreading in school buildings.