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October 10, 2020 – Sitka’s current COVID-19 alert level is LOW.
The following mitigation guidance is recommended: Masks/face coverings recommended when 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained from others Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet Limit gathering size so a minimum of 6 feet can be maintained Restaurants: delivery or carryout preferred
To view Sitka data, visit the CBS COVID-19 Dashboard at cityofsitka.org/
For State of Alaska data, visit coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com/
Sitka Unified Command urges citizens to remain diligent and practice proper hygiene measures, such as washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with others and keeping your social circle small. In addition, stay home if you feel ill, wear a face covering when around others, and clean and disinfect objects and surfaces on a regular basis.
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the flu – fever, aching, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and sometimes decreased sense of taste and smell. If you are concerned you might have contracted the coronavirus contact the COVID hotline at 966.8799 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Outside of normal clinic hours, patients can contact the SEARHC 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at 1.800.613.0560 to be triaged by a registered nurse.
Free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients is available every weekend. Residents can receive a self-swab nasal test between the hours of 10 a.m. -4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center Testing Site, no appointment necessary. For more information, contact the SEARHC COVID-19 Hotline at 966-8799. Results are available in approximately seven (7)
The Emergency Operations Center encourages residents to prepare for any local emergency by ensuring each family member has a 14-day emergency supply kit, including any necessary medications.
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