FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2022
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
68 COVID-19 Cases Identified Over Weekend
Nome, Alaska –Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 68 new COVID-19 cases in the region between Friday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 27. Of the new cases, there were 41 in Nome, six in both Shaktoolik and Shishmaref, four in Koyuk, three in each Stebbins, Savoonga and Unalakleet, and one in both Brevig and White Mountain.
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 98 active cases in the region: 51 in Nome, 12 in Koyuk, 10 in Savoonga, seven in Shishmaref, four in both Unalakleet and Shaktoolik, three in both Brevig and Stebbins, two in Gambell, and one in both Diomede and White Mountain.