FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2020
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
NSHC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Nome, Alaska –A Norton Sound Health Corporation employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, November 8. The employee was not in the region or at work during any part of their infectious period.
The employee’s positive result was found through the City of Nome travel mandate. The State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing have been notified.
Routine testing has proven to be an effective tool for identifying the virus in the region. NSHC would like to recommend the option of testing routinely to anyone who is regularly in contact with community members. In addition to testing, wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently, and keeping your distance from others are important safety precautions to keep in mind.
If residents have questions regarding symptoms, which can include coughing, shortness of breath, fevering, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or other cold-like symptoms, they should contact their local clinic or the Nurse Call Line at (907) 443-6411 or 844-586-8773 if outside of regular clinic hours. Other general questions about COVID-19 can be directed to the State of Alaska’s 211 resource number.