FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
32 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Wednesday
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 32 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, March 16. Of the new cases, there were 10 in Nome, eight in Elim, five in Teller, three in St. Michael, two in each Brevig and Savoonga, and one in each Golovin and Wales.
If you are sick or test positive for COVID-19, please isolate for five days (starting from the first day of symptoms, or the day of the positive test if without symptoms), followed by five days of wearing a face mask around other people. End isolation if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicine) and your symptoms are improving.
People who tested positive do not need to test again after their isolation to be considered recovered. People who have tested positive should not retest again for 90 days unless specifically instructed to do so by their providers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend regular testing for people who are not experiencing symptoms, unless it is required by their school, workplace, or health care provider. Those who should get tested are people experiencing symptoms, people who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and people who are not up to date on their vaccines and are at higher risk of illness.
There are currently 83 active cases in the region: 36 in Nome, 14 in Golovin, nine in Elim, seven in Teller, six in St. Michael, four in Brevig, three in Stebbins, two in Savoonga, and one in each Wales and White Mountain.
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