FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
One Traveler and One Regional Resident Test Positive for COVID-19
Nome, Alaska – Norton Sound Health Corporation identified one positive COVID-19 case in a regional resident on Thursday, May 6. The case is considered to be community spread. An additional case was determined today, May 7, in a non-resident of the region. Their case is considered to be travel-related. Both patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
The addition of these two cases brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the region to nine.
NSHC expects the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for children ages 12-15 by early next week. NSHC will be working with the Bering Strait School District and Nome Public Schools to bring vaccination teams to schools in the region as early as next week. Parents and Guardians can visit the links below to preview the Pfizer vaccine fact sheet and sign the consent form for their child’s vaccination:
- Fact sheet: https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Pfizer-Fact-Sheet-for-Recipients-and-Caregivers_Final_2.25.2021.pdf
- Consent form: https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19-Vaccine-Consent-Form.pdf
Any person who would like to get tested for COVID-19 in Nome can walk-in or schedule an appointment between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nome Operations Building Testing Center, located at the corner of Greg Kruschek Avenue and K Street. The Testing Center will close for lunch from 12-1 p.m. but will otherwise be simultaneously available during the airport testing timeframe. Appointments for testing can be made at www.picktime.com/NSHC.