FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
26 COVID-19 Cases Identified over the Weekend
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 26 COVID-19 cases between Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26. Of the new cases, 15 are in Nome, seven are in Koyuk, three are in Shaktoolik, and one is in Unalakleet. All patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
NSHC has received reports that there are individuals in the region who are offering COVID-19 testing outside of village clinics. These individuals are not affiliated with Norton Sound Health Corporation.
Please do not share any protected personal information such as your legal name, date of birth, social security number, insurance information, etc. with anyone, unless that person is an NSHC employee.
There are many ways that these individuals can use your information, such as to bill health insurance companies for fraudulent services. For more information about COVID-19 frauds and how to protect yourself and family members from falling victim to a scam, please visit this link: https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/consumer-alerts/fraud-alert-covid-19-scams/
NSHC has free COVID-19 tests available at each clinic in the region, or at previously identified locations in Nome. Testing is done by NSHC employees only.
In Nome, the Cough and Cold Clinic is available for testing every day. 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.
In the region’s villages, please call your local clinic to get tested.
If you have any questions, you can contact NSHC’s COVID response team at or the Public Relations department at .
Of the 69 active COVID-19 cases in the region; 31 are in Koyuk, 23 are in Nome, 11 are in Shaktoolik, three are in St. Michael, and one is in Unalakleet.