FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
11 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Wednesday
Nome, Alaska –Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 11 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Wednesday, April 6. Of the new cases, there were five in White Mountain, three in Nome, and one in each Golovin, St. Michael, and Shishmaref.
NSHC’s Nome COVID-19 testing locations will be changing in the coming days. The last day of testing at the Nome Airport was on Sunday, April 3, and the last day of testing at the NSHC Operations Building is today, Thursday, April 7. Testing will remain available at the Cough and Cold Clinic, located at the hospital, open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The Cough and Cold Clinic is open on holidays.
A second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people aged 50 and older, if desired. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second booster shot for the 50-plus age range, as long as individuals received their first booster shot at least four months ago. Those most at risk for severe COVID-19 remain people aged 65 and older and people over 50 years, who have underlying medical conditions.
Vaccinations are available by walk-in or appointment at the NSHC Pharmacy 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Patients in regional villages may contact their local clinic to arrange a booster vaccination.
There are currently 41 active cases in the region: 13 in White Mountain, eight in Wales, six in Golovin, six in Nome, four in Shishmaref, two in St. Michael, one in Stebbins, and one in Unalakleet.