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Additional Positive COVID-19 Case Identified

An additional positive COVID-19 case was identified yesterday, November 23rd. This brings Cordova’s active case count to 11. Yesterday, the city was raised from a level 3 to a level 4 alert level. The Medical Response Team advises all citizens to exercise extreme caution. This is a delicate and important moment in our community’s COVID-19 trajectory. With the Thanksgiving holiday

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6 New Positives Spurs Jump to Orange Alert

The Medical Response Team has identified 6 additional resident cases of COVID-19, making the active case total 10. We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in Alaska, including a cluster of community transmitted cases in Cordova.  The Cordova Unified Command put a plan into place early in the pandemic that includes a 5-level alert system.  We are now moving

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Hospitalized COVID-19-Positive Patient Passes

The Medical Response Team regrets to announce that the hospitalized COVID-19-positive patient passed away yesterday afternoon, 11/18/20. The patient was admitted to the hospital last week for non-COVID-related end-of-life care. The positive COVID result was discovered during a secondary screening after admittance. The MRT extends their sincerest condolences to the deceased’s family and friends. 

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Keep Close Contacts Close to Mind in Days Moving Forward

Whenever somebody tests positive for COVID-19 they are asked to list their close contacts to facilitate contact tracing. Just as it’s useful to conduct a fire drill in case of a fire, Cordova’s Medical Response Team is asking you to take a moment to consider who your close contacts would be if you were notified that you were infected. A

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11/17: Three Additional Positives Identified

Three additional positive tests were identified during testing yesterday, 11/16. One of these was a school-aged child, the implications of which are addressed in a separate PSA from the City and letter from the School Superintendent. The other two positive tests are both travel related. One was a resident; the other was not. This is a critical moment during our

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New Within-State Travel Guidelines for Cordova in Response to Governor’s Order

On November 15th, in response to Alaska’s burgeoning COVID-19 positive test numbers, Governor Dunleavy issued “HEALTH ORDER NO. 8: Intrastate Travel”. After reviewal of this document, and as “a community on…the Alaska Marine Highway System”, Cordova’s Medical Response Team has decided to align itself with the Governor’s office in making the following recommendations regarding within-state travel at this time. Visitors,

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Cordova School District Positive

A positive COVID-19 case has been identified in a school-aged child. Although the Medical Response Team does not at this time believe transmission occurred in the school setting, they are conducting a thorough investigation. The Medical Response Team is working in close contact with School Superintendent Alex Russin to facilitate a coordinated response between the MRT and the School District,

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Two New COVID-19 Cases Identified; Two Recovered

Over the weekend, two new resident COVID-19 cases were identified. During the same time, two previously positive COVID-19 cases recovered. Therefore, although our cumulative resident case count has risen to 27, our active positive case-count remains unchanged at 3.

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Additional Positive COVID-19 Case Identified

An additional positive COVID-19 case has been identified in a Cordova resident. The patient was admitted to the hospital for non-COVID-related end-of-life care and the case was discovered during screening. This incident raises the city’s active cases from 2 to 3. City Manager, Helen Howarth, says she “remains confident in the hospital’s protective protocols,” and that Cordova citizens “know what

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Second Positive COVID-19 Case Identified

A second positive COVID-19 case was identified in a Cordova resident. This case raises the city’s active cases from 1 to 2. We are all ready for this pandemic to be over, but the truth is that it is not, and we cannot allow ourselves to get complacent. All residents and visitors are reminded to do their part to stop

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