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Two new positive COVID-19 cases identified

Cordova Medical Response Team identified two positive COVID-19 results in patient screening that are considered community spread. The state has been notified and contact tracing has been initiated. These cases will be reflected on the Cordova COVID Dashboard updated 8/1/2020. Please refer to the Cordova dashboard for case counts updated daily for the previous day.

If you believe you are a close contact, please quarantine for 14 days, monitor your temperature and get tested between days seven and 10. We also encourage all fishing crew members who may not have been socially distancing to get tested before returning to their fishing vessels.

We ask that everyone continues to exercise a high level of caution. It is vital that the Cordova Medical Response team continue to follow HIPAA Guidelines and patient confidentiality be maintained. Information that may compromise a patient’s confidentiality will not be disclosed.

LEVEL 3 – WATCH: PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Local City Emergency Declarations implemented. Incident Management Team and Emergency Operations Center standing up. If the situation is stable or we are seeing a slow increase in cases, we may ask for voluntary measures to flatten the curve. Cordova follows the State’s lead after the Cordova Medical Team and City Council confirms transition is justified using metrics recommended by the State of Alaska. Prepare Community for closing of public spaces and implement City Rules and Mandates.

The City of Cordova and local medical experts are in close contact with the State of Alaska and the Department of Health and Social Services to address the influx of cases in this community. The State has offered its support, as needed.

The Cordova Medical Response Team reminds the community it has the power to control the spread of this virus. Each of the following actions is proven to decrease the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose when in public spaces.
  • Socially distance by at least six feet.
  • Self-isolate and use curbside or to-go deliveries.
  • Maintain a small, social bubble and only frequent public places when necessary.
  • Diligently wash hands Throughout the day.
  • Wipe down often-touched surfaces with disinfecting wipes.
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