FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
49 COVID-19 Cases Identified on Monday
Nome, Alaska –Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 49 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Monday, Feb. 28. Of the new cases, there were 34 in Nome, five in Unalakleet, three in Koyuk, two in both Savoonga and Shishmaref, and one in each Brevig, Golovin, and Shaktoolik.
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 117 active cases in the region: 78 in Nome, eight in Unalakleet, seven in both Koyuk and Savoonga, five in Shishmaref, four in Brevig, three in both Shaktoolik and Stebbins, and one in both Golovin and White Mountain.