FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Community Spread COVID-19 Case Identified
Nome, Alaska – On June 9, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one additional COVID-19 case. The patient, a resident of Nome, acquired the virus through community spread. The patient is safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
This case brings the total number of active cases in the region to 14.
Everyone in the region who is 12 years and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. In a village, residents may contact their local clinic to arrange a vaccination. In Nome, vaccinations are available at the following places and times:
• Nome NSHC Pharmacy: walk in Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday at picktime.com/NSHC.
• Nome airport: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered to all incoming passengers 12 years and older.
• Nome post office: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email . The Nurse Call Line – a free, Nome-based medical advice service – is available at 443-6411.