FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
8 COVID-19 Cases Identified
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified eight COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, September 22. Of the new cases, seven are in Koyuk and one is in Shaktoolik. 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 etc. with anyone, unless that person is an NSHC employee.
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 emailing the Public Relations department at .
Of the 47 active COVID-19 cases in the region; 20 are in Shaktoolik, 16 are in Koyuk, eight are in Nome, one is in Unalakleet, one is in Brevig, and one is in Teller.
Stay up to date by visiting the latest https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/category/covid-19/