FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Five COVID-19 Cases Identified in Region
Nome, Alaska – On July 20, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified five positive COVID-19 cases in Nome. Of the five, two are travel-related and three are community spread. They are all part of the same cluster. The patients are safely isolating, and all close contacts have been notified.
There are currently six active COVID-19 case in the region.
The current vaccines have proven effective against all current strains of virus in the state of Alaska, including the Delta variant. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of all variants. Anyone who is not vaccinated should continue to practice hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing until they are fully vaccinated.
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.