FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2020
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
On December 1, there were two positive COVID-19 cases identified in Nome.
The first patient is an NSHC employee. There was minimal exposure to patient care and all patients have been notified. The second patient, who is a non-resident of the region, tested positive in accordance with the City of Nome’s testing and quarantine mandate related to travel. The two cases will be investigated further by the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing.
NSHC now has drive-up appointments available for anyone who would like a drive-up testing appointment, or for those who are considered to be close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. NSHC staff has created a drive-up testing parking spot near the entry door to the registration area in front of the Nome Operations Building. The parking spot is outlined with yellow posts. You can schedule a drive-up appointment, as well as a rapid testing appointment, at www.picktime.com/NSHC. To help detect the virus early and to stay proactive, NSHC recommends that one member of each household be tested once every two weeks.
If you develop a cough, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, fatigue, headache, or loss of taste or smell, please immediately quarantine and make an appointment at the Cough and Cold Clinic by calling the main appointment desk at (907) 443-3333. You can also call the direct line to the Cough and Cold Clinic at (907) 443-9666 or (907) 443-4200.