FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2020
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
One Community Spread COVID-19 Case Identified
Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one positive COVID-19 case on Sunday, December 27. The patient, a regional resident, is safely isolating in Nome and the case is considered to be community spread. The State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing have been notified.
There are currently eight active cases in Nome and zero cases in the region’s villages.
In regards to this latest case, NSHC is notifying anyone who visited the Nome Recreation Center on Saturday, December 26, that they may have been exposed to the virus. NSHC recommends monitoring your health and paying close attention to any symptoms that may arise. If you are concerned and feel that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please plan on getting tested this week. You can make an appointment to test at the NSHC Operations Building by visiting www.picktime.com/NSHC.
Drive-up appointments are available for COVID-19 testing. If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 at the Recreation Center, but do not have a vehicle and would like to get tested, please call or text 907-434-0461, and NSHC will help create a safe testing plan for you.
If you develop a cough, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, fatigue, headache, or loss of taste or smell, please immediately quarantine 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 to the Cough and Cold Clinic at (907) 443-9666 or (907) 443-4200.