Date: September 15, 2020
From: Thorne Bay Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Contact: Teri Feibel, City Clerk & Information Officer
Press Release: 001, One confirmed case of COVID in Thorne Bay
For Immediate Release
Thorne Bay City staff was notified by Alaska Public Health on Friday, September 15, 2020, of the FIRST confirmed COVID-19 case in Thorne Bay. Public Health and the Alaska Division of Epidemiology are currently conducting a case investigation.
The Thorne Bay Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was notified that the patient is in isolation. Public Health is conducting an investigation and are contacting any persons who were in contact with the patient.
It is extremely important for all residents to follow all health mandates and advisories to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in Thorne Bay . These measures include:
- Maintain good social distancing at all times keeping at least six feet between persons
- Keep all trips for essential services to a minimum to avoid contact and wear a face mask/covering when you do need to make essential service trips
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible
- Do not share food with others
- If you have symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4° F or higher contact your primary healthcare provider and self-isolate immediately
The City of Thorne Bay Emergency Operations Center will continue to work with Alaska Public Health and will provide updated information as it is available.
The City of Thorne Bay will continue to monitor COVID-19 reports and information and provide links and up to date information about the City of Thorne Bay response at the city’s website. For information go to https://thornebay-ak.gov/covid-19-updates-and-notices/.
Contact information for City of Thorne Bay departments and services.
Thorne Bay City Hall
Thorne Bay VPSO
THORNE BAY COVID-19
COVID-19 CASE INFO
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS & PREVENTION
- fever (>100.4),
- dry cough and
shortness of breath,
may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND HAS HAD SIX (9) CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
OF THE 9 CASES – 6 OF THEM HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS “RECOVERED”
CONFIRMED CASES IN ALASKA
- Cases in Alaska: 2,797
- Non-resident cases to 645
There have been a total of 125 hospitalizations and 22 deaths with six new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday.
Updated July 29, 2020
ABOUT CASE COUNTS & TESTING
POW RESIDENTS-IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please call your doctor right away.
If you are NOT a high risk patient, please stay home.
There is currently no cure for the Coronavirus, so staying home is the best chance you have to not spread the virus.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.
High Risk Patients:
- Older Adults
- People with HIV
- People with Asthma
- Pregnant Woman