Quick reference
Illness and quarantine

If you or someone you know starts to feel ill, the individual should immediately quarantine.

If there are flu-like or respiratory symptoms like dry cough, fever or shortness of breath, the individual should seek medical attention. 

Cordova Medical Facilities

  • Cordova Community Medical Center – (907) 424-8200
  • Ilanka Community Health Center – (907) 424-3622

After evaluation and testing from a medical provider, they may recommend home quarantine. This may include guidance to stay home until 72 hrs after symptoms have completely resolved or seven days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.

If you have flu-like illness or respiratory symptoms, call your medical provider who will evaluate and recommend next steps.

COVID-19 typically includes 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:

  • chills
  • diminished sense of taste or smell
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle/joint aches
  • nausea
  • rigors
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • sputum production
  • dermatological changes

Anyone in Cordova can get tested for COVID-19. Please call ahead before coming into a medical facility (this applies to emergency room and clinic visits).

Cordova Medical Facilities

  • Cordova Community Medical Center – (907) 424-8200
  • Ilanka Community Health Center – (907) 424-3622

A quarantine is a restriction on the movement of people and goods intended to prevent the spread of disease or pests. In this particular case, it is being used to prevent the movement of those who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 disease.

Individual should quarantine if they have any signs of illness.

The State of Alaska has quarantine requirements for travelers.

You can:

  • Work from home
  • Obtain personal food and supplies through delivery or third-party pick-up
  • Seek essential health care

You cannot:

  • Enter any public place including groceries stores, post office, hardware stores
  • Be within six feet of anyone else

There are a number of resources available in Cordova to assist those who are in quarantine.

Each day of your two-week quarantine, do a self-evaluation:

  • Do you have a fever, dry cough or experience shortness of breath?
  • Do you have two or more of the following symptoms: chills, diminished sense of taste or smell, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, muscle/joint aches, nausea, rigors, runny nose, sore throat, sputum production or dermatological changes?

If so, please call the Cordova Community Medical Center, (907) 424-8200, or the Ilanka Clinic, (907) 424-3622, immediately. They will advise you by phone and guide you in any further steps necessary. Always call before arrival.

If you become sick, you may NOT leave your residence or place of lodging for a minimum of 14 days to attend work, obtain supplies, engage in physical exercise or any activity except to obtain essential healthcare in compliance with this rule. 

If someone in your household or on your vessel becomes sick, that person must immediately isolate from the rest of the household  (remain six feet or more away, use a different bathroom, clean all shared surfaces before touching) or the entire household/crew must immediately self-quarantine with them.

If you or any of your crew develop symptoms or start to feel ill, you or the symptomatic member of your crew will need to quarantine themselves and will be prohibited from leaving your place of residence or lodging except to seek medical care.  In the event that you cannot maintain social distancing requirements between yourself and other crew members, the symptomatic individual should separate him or herself from the crew in order to quarantine effectively and in compliance with State health mandates and Cordova Emergency Rule 14. If you or one of your crew members is symptomatic, please call a healthcare member providing care within Cordova immediately. 

Once your quarantine is complete, you should still take proactive measures to keep yourself and others safe.

There are rules for everyone:

  • Social distance
  • Wear a face covering when in public
  • Wash hands
  • Disinfect surfaces
  • Stay home as much as possible and work from home if you can
  • Monitor for illness

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