After careful consideration, the Medical Response Team recommended to Unified Command that it lower Cordova’s COVID-19 Health Alert from Level 4, Local Outbreak Warning, to Level 3, Watch: Proceed with Caution. This recommendation was based on reduced COVID numbers in Anchorage, improved supply chain re: both PPE and testing, and the vaccination of first responders and health care providers to ensure sufficient staffing. Unified Command approved this recommendation unanimously.
A full description of the Health Alert System can be found here. The Medical Response Team will continue to monitor the situation and recommend that the Health Alert Level be adjusted up or down as necessary.