FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
17 COVID-19 Cases Identified over Weekend
Nome, Alaska –Between Friday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 12, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 17 COVID-19 cases in four regional communities.
There were five close contacts cases and one community spread case in Nome. Of the Nome cases, two were NSHC employees who had no patient contact. There were six close contact cases in St. Michael, two travel-related cases in Brevig, and three close contact cases in Unalakleet.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone in one way or another, and it is easy to focus on how it has negatively it has impacted our own lives. When you encounter long-term stress, like many have been facing during the pandemic, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed.
There are many ways to deal will stress by using coping strategies that improve overall well-being. These strategies include exercising, taking breaks from social media, avoiding drugs and alcohol, maintaining supportive relationships, making time to do something that makes you happy, or asking for help and support.
If you are feeling down or are looking for help for yourself or others, please talk to someone. Call NSHC Behavioral Health Services at (907) 443-3344 during business hours or after hours at (907) 443-6411 or 1-844-586-8773.The Alaska Careline is also available at 1-877-266-HELP
There are currently 57 active cases in the region: 20 are in Nome, 17 are in St. Michael, 12 are in Unalakleet, four are in Stebbins, two are in Brevig, one is in Shaktoolik, and one is in Shishmaref. Village leadership in all communities have been notified.
Stay up to date by visiting the latest https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/category/covid-19/