FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
One Community Spread COVID-19 Case Identified
Nome, Alaska – On Wednesday, June 2, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified a positive case of COVID-19 in a Nome resident. The case is believed to be acquired through community spread. The patient is safely isolating, and close contacts are being notified.
The addition of this case brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the region to 10.
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 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.
In the region’s villages, residents can contact their local clinic to schedule a vaccination.
If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, you can call into NSHC’s Tribal Leader Call on Monday or Wednesday at 1-800-315-6338; access code 03286#, or email NSHC’s medical staff for answers at .