FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Koyuk Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
Nome, Alaska – A patient tested positive for COVID-19 in a regional village on Thursday, February 4.
The patient is a resident of Koyuk, and the source of the virus is currently unknown. The State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing have been notified and will conduct further investigation. The process of tracing any close contacts is underway.
NSHC has been in contact with community leadership in Koyuk to develop a response plan. Community leaders will limit the number of people who can enter the stores at one time, and they will open the clinic for community-wide COVID-19 testing. The local clinic requests that residents call ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
NSHC and community leadership in Koyuk also encourage residents to hunker down, limit their interactions with individuals outside their households, and to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, or have any concerns, you can call into NSHC’s Daily Tribal Leader Call every Monday-Thursday at 11 a.m. The call-in line is 1-800-315-6338; access code: 03286#.