City of Cordova COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Case Count: 1
The City of Cordova, in conjunction with local healthcare representatives, confirm one positive COVID-19 case in Cordova.
The individual showed no signs of symptoms and had traveled to Cordova from out of the state. He was tested during a routine screening while in quarantine with his employer, Ocean Beauty. The individual is in isolation and the company is cooperating with the city.
“Ocean Beauty is in close contact with the city and healthcare representatives. They are doing everything they can to care for the individual and keep the disease from spreading,” said Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin. “Knowing how quickly and easily COVID-19 spreads, we knew it was only a matter of time until it reached our city. We have a team of experts who has been working for months to address a scenario like this. We are ready, have implemented the plan and are actively working to keep our community safe.”
“We are working with state epidemiologist and public health officials to ensure that the risk to Cordova community remains low,” said Dr. Hannah Sanders, medical director of Cordova Community Medical Center.
The State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services is implementing its contact-tracing protocols and contacting people who may have had interactions with the individual. The Cordova Incident Management Team will notify and isolate additional persons, as appropriate.
All Cordova residents and visitors are encouraged to continue practicing safety measures to protect themselves and mitigate the spread of the virus. All individuals must practice social distancing, wear a face covering in public, wash hands frequently and are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.
Individuals who have arrived to Cordova within the last 14 days can get free COVID testing at the following locations and times.
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. at Ilanka Community Health Center
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. at Cordova Community Medical Center ambulance bay
Individuals who are not new arrivals to the state may get tested if they show symptoms.
- ONE of the following symptoms:
- dry cough
- persistent fever that stays above 100.3F
- and/or shortness of breath
- or TWO OR MORE of the following symptoms:
- diminished sense of taste or smell
- muscle/joint aches
- runny nose
- sore throat
- sputum production
- dermatological changes
All individuals should call in advance of arrival.
- Cordova Community Medical Center – (907) 424-8200
- Ilanka Community Health Center – (907) 424-3622
This case will be reported on the State of Alaska COVID-19 dashboard on Thursday as an out-of-state case identified in Cordova.