FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Three COVID-19 Cases Identified in Region
Nome, Alaska – On June 29, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified three positive COVID-19 cases in the region.
The first two cases were found in residents of Koyuk. The source of the virus is community spread. A third case, which is unrelated to the first two, was found in a resident of the region. The source of the virus is also community spread.
The patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
Everyone in the region who is 12 years and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. In a village, residents may contact their local clinic to arrange a vaccination. 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 picktime.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.