FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2021
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
Weekend Review of COVID-19 Cases in Region
Nome, Alaska – Between Friday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 19, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified 17 COVID-19 cases.
There were six close contact and four community spread cases in Unalakleet, four close contact cases in Nome, and three close contact cases in St. Michael.
With the holiday season around the corner, it is important to monitor one’s health and stay alert for COVID-19 symptoms, especially in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet. These symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, sore throat, congestion, and runny nose.
To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing or for COVID-19 vaccinations, please click here. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Norton Sound Health Corporation, including village clinics, will close on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 24 in celebration of Christmas. It will also be closed on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.
The ER will remain open for any emergencies and acute needs during this time
The Cough and Cold Clinic will also be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to see a physician.
The Nome Operations Building Testing Center, normally open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be closed on all three days. Testing will be available to incoming travelers at the airport.
There are currently 45 active cases in the region: 22 are in Unalakleet, 12 are in Nome, eight are in St. Michael, two are in Stebbins, and one is in Brevig. Village leadership in all communities have been notified.