June 8, 2020
King Cove, Alaska- The City of King Cove, Peter Pan Seafoods and Eastern Aleutian Tribes announce the confirmation of one positive case of COVID-19 in King Cove.
A message from the CEO of Eastern Aleutian Tribes:
Today, in King Cove, one person tested postive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Upon receiving the positive test result, the patient was immediately isolated and placed in quarantine (away from others) at the Peter Pan Seafood’s plant. The individual is a non-Alaska resident, hence, The State of Alaska daily reporting will not show this as a positive case for our region.
Easter Aleutian Tribes is working closely with Alaska Public Health, Peter Pan Seafoods, and the City of King Cove to ensure precautions are taken to protect anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. We will keep the public informed of any information that is needed for community health and safety.
COVID-19 is still here and is highly contagious. Remember that some poeple, without symptoms, may be able to spread the virus. To prevent further spread of COVID-19, I encourage you to follow the recommendations from the CDC for precautionary measures:
- Wear a cloth face covering, placed over your mouth and nose, when in public.
- Stay six feet or more away from non-household members. Do not gather in groups. Avoid crowded places.
- Wash your hands often.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Stay home if you are sick, if a person in your home is sick, or if you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
If you are sick or suspect that you may be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your local medical provider to be tested; you should also take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. Additional information on COVID-19 is available through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services at www.coronavirus.alaska.gov.
We are in this together, we will get through this together.