FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Positive COVID-19 Cases in the Region Reach 21
Nome, Alaska – On July 28, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified two additional COVID-19 cases. Both patients are residents of Nome and acquired the virus through community spread. Both patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
There are currently 21 active COVID-19 case in the region; 14 are in Nome, four are in Stebbins, and three are in regional villages but have requested that their village not be identified in this press release. Leadership and residents in the involved villages have been made fully aware.
Norton Sound Health Corporation, including village clinics, will be closed for a half day tomorrow, Friday, July 30 starting at 12 p.m., for the purpose of employee wellness/subsistence activities.
Beginning the first week of August, NSHC will be offering vaccines at the Wellness Bus, which will be parked at the AC in Nome every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 11 a.m. COVID-19 screenings and vaccinations will also be offered at the Liitfik Wellness and Training Center every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Vaccines are still available in the Nome post office from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon.
You can also visit the NSHC Pharmacy: walk in Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday at picktime.com/NSHC.
At the Nome airport, vaccines are still being offered to all incoming passengers 12 years and older.