Community Spread COVID-19 Case Identified in Nome
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one positive COVID-19 case in a Nome resident on Sunday, May 9. The case is considered to be community spread. The patient is safely isolating, and close contacts are being notified.
NSHC expects the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for children ages 12-15 by early next week. NSHC will be working with the Bering Strait School District and Nome Public Schools to bring vaccination teams to schools in the region as early as next week. Parents and Guardians can visit the links below to preview the Pfizer vaccine fact sheet and sign the consent form for their child’s first dose vaccination:
- Fact sheet: https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Pfizer-Fact-Sheet-for-Recipients-and-Caregivers_Final_2.25.2021.pdf
- Consent form: https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19-Vaccine-Consent-Form.pdf
Any person who would like to get tested for COVID-19 in Nome can walk-in or schedule an appointment between 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 will close for lunch from 12-1 p.m. but will otherwise be simultaneously available during the airport testing timeframe. Appointments for testing can be made at www.picktime.com/NSHC.
If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, you can call into NSHC’s Tribal Leader Call on Monday or Wednesday at 1-800-315-6338; access code 03286#, or email NSHC’s medical staff for answers at .