FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Two COVID-19 Cases Identified in Nome
Nome, Alaska – On July 28, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified two additional COVID-19 cases. The first patient is a resident of Nome and an NSHC employee. Their case is considered to be community spread. They were not around any patients during their infectious period. The second patient is a non-resident of the region who acquired the virus through travel. Both patients are safely isolating, and close contacts have been notified.
There are currently 19 active COVID-19 case in the region; 12 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.
NSHC will now be offering COVID-19 screenings and vaccinations at the Liitfik Wellness and Training Center every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
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. Additionally, vaccines will be 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.