FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Close Contact and Community Spread Cases Identified
Nome, Alaska – Between Tuesday, Dec. 14 and Wednesday, Dec. 15, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 11 COVID-19 cases.
There were six close contact and one community spread case in Unalakleet, two close contact cases in Nome, one unidentified case in Stebbins, and one close contact case in St. Michael.
With the holiday season around the corner, it is important to monitor one’s health and stay alert for COVID-19 symptoms, especially in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet. These symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, sore throat, congestion, and runny nose.
To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing or for COVID-19 vaccinations, please click here. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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.
There are currently 66 active cases in the region: 21 are in St. Michael, 19 are in Unalakleet, 18 are in Nome, six are in Stebbins, and two are in Brevig. Village leadership in all communities have been notified.