FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
One COVID-19 Case Identified in Teller
Nome, Alaska – On Monday, September 13, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one COVID-19 case in a resident of Teller. The case is considered to be travel-related. The patient has been notified and is safely isolating.
NSHC is recommending that close contacts and anyone experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, get tested for COVID-19. To arrange a test, please contact your local clinic to get tested.
In Nome, the Cough and Cold Clinic is available for testing every day. It is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends. You can call the direct line to the clinic at (907) 443-3231.
There are currently 32 active cases in the region: 12 cases are in Unalakleet, eight are in Shaktoolik, five are in Koyuk, three are in Nome, two are in Savoonga, one is in Brevig, and one is in Teller. Village leadership in all communities have been notified.