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NEWS AND RULES

April 17th Update

Testing Capacity Expanded, Attention Cordova Business Owners, Harbor & Processor Plans

Testing Capacity Exapnded: Local healthcare providers have the capability to test approximately 900 people in Cordova at this time. 300 additional testing items were received this afternoon increasing our testing capability to approximately 900. We received some of the PPE items that we had requested as well. Abbot ID NOW COVID rapid testing machines are now available for use at both Ilanka Community Health Center and Cordova Community Health Center. The new Abbott rapid testing units are for use with patients that are symptomatic only and are not approved for asymptomatic use. Additional testing supplies have been requested. Your local healthcare provider will order testing. While testing is an important tool in stopping the spread of coronavirus, your Cordova Medical Response Team would like to reiterate that social distancing is still the number one method for containing the spread of COVID-19.

Attention Cordova Business Owners: All local businesses who are operating or who plan on operating in Cordova this summer, need to fill out and turn in a Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Cordova (see Rules 15 & 16 in Cordova Emergency Order 2020). Forms are available at cityofcordova.net and labeled “Small Business Mutual Aid Agreement” and “Large Business Mutual Aid Agreement”. Completed forms and any questions can be emailed to forms@cityofcordova.net or dropped in the City dropbox in front of the Cordova Center.

Harbor & Processor Plans – The City of Cordova Incident Management Team has released a COVID-19 Harbor Operations Plan. This plan shows what is being planned but not necessarily how and when. This is a working document and is available for review on the City’s website. Comments or questions may be sent to cordovaprepared@yahoo.com. Trident Seafoods has asked the Cordova IMT to share their COVID-19 Mitigation Plans publicly with the community. This plan is available on the City’s website. The City of Cordova is not allowed to share any processor plans without their explicit consent.

We are working with the State as they develop new mandates for the fishing industry to incorporate those into our harbor plan. New signs and information were posted in the Harbor yesterday and others are in development to help communicate and clarify rules for returning fishermen and other users in the harbor.

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