Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update September 1, 2021

Sep 1, 2021

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2021

The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center has received new COVID-19 case information for the Kodiak Island Borough.

Eighteen (18) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • One (1) case was tested on 8/21/21
    • This case is travel related and was tested off-island
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/25/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Two (2) cases were tested on 8/26/21
    • One (1) case is travel related and was tested off-island
    • One (1) case is classified as community spread
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/30/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Thirteen (13) cases were tested on 8/31/21
    • Two (2) cases are travel related
    • Four (4) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Seven (7) cases are classified as community spread

The total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, six hundred and twenty-five (1625) with one hundred and four (104) cases currently classified as active. There have been sixty-nine (69) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and there are no active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak. Seven (7) deaths associated with COVID-19 have been officially reported for the Kodiak Island Borough; the information about one new death is believed to be a Kodiak resident who was off-island and identified in a review by the State of Alaska; and sadly, we have received an official report of the recent death of another Kodiak resident. Visit the Kodiak Dashboard at https://bit.ly/3s0zusB for additional statistics.

COVID-19 IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS THAT SPREADS EASILY FROM PERSON TO PERSON.

A MASK MANDATE is in effect for public indoor activities. STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL, even if symptoms are mild. Contact a local medical clinic to be tested for COVID-19.

Maintain social distance when around others not in your household.

Contact your health care provider or pharmacist if you wish to be vaccinated.

Questions and concerns can be shared with the Emergency Operations Center by emailing PIO@city.kodiak.ak.us or by leaving a telephone message at (907) 486-8970.