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Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2020

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2020

We have received information from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services that there have been two new positive test results for COVID-19 in Kodiak. Both cases are believed to be community spread. This brings the total number of cases in the Kodiak area to nine.

Kodiak Public Health officials have made contact with the individuals and will continue to monitor their condition to ensure self-isolation and care. A contact investigation is underway. Additional information will be shared as available.

IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK OR SUSPECT THAT YOU MAY BE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS that causes COVID-19, you should remain at home and contact your health care provider; you should also take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. Additional information on COVID-19 is available through the  Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

If you are not sick, please continue to take precautionary measures to stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
  • Keep your circles small and social gatherings limited
  • Wear a mask/face covering when out in public
  • Maintain social distancing (keep six feet of distance between you and others) when out in public.