November 2, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
14 COVID-19 Cases Identified
Nome, Alaska – On Nov. 1, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 14 COVID-19 cases in the region. Of the new cases, seven are in Nome, four are in Savoonga, two are in Unalakleet, and one is in Brevig. Two of the cases are NSHC employees, and they had no interactions with patients. They have all been notified and are safely isolating.
In Nome, if individuals were at Breakers Bar on Saturday, Oct. 30, they may have been exposed to COVID-19. NSHC recommends that all attendees get tested for COVID-19 as soon as they can and tested again on the coming two Saturdays. Attendees should monitor their symptoms and wear a face mask while in public for the next 14 days. In the event of new symptoms, schedule a COVID-19 test.
Anyone in the region can get tested for COVID-19. To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing, please visit https://www.picktime.com/NSHC. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Testing for COVID-19 is open daily for asymptomatic people from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nome Operations Building Testing Center, located at the corner of Greg Kruschek Avenue and K Street. The Testing Center is open during the lunch hour, but staffing is limited.
The Cough and Cold Clinic is available for testing every day for symptomatic patients. It is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends. You can call the direct line to the clinic at (907) 443-3231.
There are currently 236 active cases in the region: 113 are in Savoonga, 87 are in Nome, 12 are in Brevig, eight are in Elim, eight are in Gambell, seven are in Unalakleet, and one is in Wales. Village leadership in all communities has been notified.