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Press Release for Positive COVID-19 Case and Case Count Correction 7-31-20

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020

We have been notified by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) that there has been an additional positive test result for COVID-19 in the Kodiak Island Borough. This is a non-resident, travel related case from the seafood industry. We were also notified that one of the four cases reported earlier today was determined to be an individual who had previously tested positive and is now determined to be recovered and no longer contagious. This case has been removed from the case totals. This brings the total case count in the Kodiak area to 25, with nine of those cases being classified as active.

Kodiak Public Health officials have conducted contact investigations and remains in contact with the individuals to ensure self-isolation and care.

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.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after
  • using 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.