FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nome, Alaska – On Tuesday, March 1, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 48 new COVID-19 cases in the region. Of the new cases, there were 29 in Nome, nine in Brevig Mission, three in Savoonga, two in Koyuk, two in Shaktoolik, and one each in Shishmaref, Stebbins, and Unalakleet.
Testing for COVID-19 is open daily 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.
If you need to be seen by a nurse or physician, the Cough and Cold Clinic is available for testing every day in Nome. 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.
Vaccinations are available by walk-in appointment at the NSHC Pharmacy 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Patients in regional villages may contact their local clinic to arrange a booster vaccination.
There are currently 130 active cases in the region: 88 in Nome, 12 in Brevig, seven in Savoonga, six in Koyuk, six in Unalakleet, four in Shishmaref, three in Shaktoolik, three in Stebbins, and one in Golovin.