FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nome, Alaska – On May 29, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified eight positive COVID-19 cases in the region.
The first patient is a regional village resident, and the source of the virus is currently under investigation. The other seven cases are all residents of Nome and are considered to be community spread. All patients are safely isolating. There are now ten active cases in the region.
If you develop a cough, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, fatigue, headache, or loss of taste or smell, please immediately isolate and make an appointment at the Cough and Cold Clinic by calling the main appointment desk at (907) 443-3333. You can also call the direct line at (907) 443-3231. The Cough and Cold Clinic is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Nome pharmacy will be open for vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 31. The testing center and post office vaccination location will both be closed in observation of Memorial Day.
If you are unvaccinated, the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 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.