FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
One Travel-Related Case Identified on Monday
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one COVID-19 case in a resident of Nome, bringing the region’s active case count to 14. The case is considered to be travel-related.
Of the 14 active COVID-19 cases regionwide, nine are in Nome, three are in Unalakleet, and two are in Stebbins.
Yesterday, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention announced that the recommended isolation period for asymptomatic, COVID-19 positive patients would be shortened to five days, followed by an additional five days of masking when around others. Previously, the CDC recommended isolating for 10 days.
For close contacts who are not fully vaccinated or boosted, the CDC now recommends quarantining for five days, followed by strict mask use for an additional five days. Fully vaccinated and boosted close contacts do not need to quarantine but should wear a mask for 10 days. All close contacts should also test at least once on day 5-7 after their contact.
If you have any questions, you can contact NSHC’s COVID response team at or the Public Relations department at .