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COVID-19 Case Counts, Health Tips and Resources for Bristol Bay

Izzy Ross/KDLG

News and resources on health and safety, local rules, and tips for people in Bristol Bay. 


KDLG will update this page as new information becomes available. If you have questions or suggestions, email us at or


Active case counts around the region


March 8, 2021

Dillingham Census Area - active and recovered from the last 30 days: 24
Dillingham Census Area - hospitalizations within the last 30 days: 0
Deaths: 0
Bristol Bay Borough: 0
Bristol Bay Borough + Lake and Peninsula Borough - active and recovered from the last 30 days: 8
Bristol Bay Borough + Lake and Peninsula Borough - hospitalizations within the last 30 days: 0
Deaths: 0


Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation service area: Approximately 1,800 first doses, 900 second doses

Bristol Bay Borough (Camai Clinic): 220 first doses, 178 second doses

Feb. 19, 2021

Southcentral Foundation: 337 Moderna vaccine doses overall; 58 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub has the latest data from the state. The state made significant changes to its case count dashboard on Nov. 16, 2020:

"Due to the increase in cases statewide, certain areas of data entry are lagging far behind real-time and we are not able to update cases with the date they are released from isolation (recovered). As a result, we are removing the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported."

A note on case counts: KDLG generally reports COVID-19 case counts from the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, the Camai Community Health Center in Naknek, and the state health department. BBAHC says that it reports cases it has identified, while the state’s dashboard reports cases from a wide range of sources. The timing of these announcements sometimes doesn't line up because the state's reporting is not immediately synchronized with regional and community health facilities. 


Latest news

Facing construction delays and COVID-19, Bristol Bay Borough holds class in fish plants and chapels

Dozens of Dillingham residents tested positive for COVID-19 in February

More than 400 people receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Dillingham's clinic

Read previous case count reports here

Health and safety



  • Capstone Clinic at Freshwater Adventures by the the Dillingham Airport — 907-764-8879

Open: Seven days a week, 12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
You can walk up for a test, or register at

  • Camai Community Health Center Leader Creek Clinic —907-246-6155 

Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Call or go to the walk-up site at the clinic. Anyone who has symptoms must call the clinic and talk to a provider before going to the testing site.


Anyone aged 18 or older in Bristol Bay can receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. If you're in Dillingham call 907-842-2200 to sign up. If you're in another community call your local health clinic.

Dillingham Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to people age 65 and older, essential and health care workers It is also offering home visits to Elders. Call 907-842-5981 to schedule an appointment.


Dillingham: Testing is available at the Capstone Clinic at Freshwater Adventures at the Dillingham Airport and at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham. The Capstone Clinic hours are seven days a week, 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. You can register for a clinic test at To schedule a screening at Kanakanak Hospital, call 907-842-9440.

Bristol Bay Borough: Testing is available at the Camai Community Health Center. 


In other communities in the region, testing is available at village clinics. 


Community resources

Wellness During COVID-19 Panel Oct. 23, 2020



Community travel restrictions around Bristol Bay

City of Dillingham 


COVID-19 Workshop with City and State officials: 2/25/2021

Manager's Corner: Interim City Manager Gregg Brelsford shares update on COVID-19


Ordinances and information 

Bristol Bay Borough

COVID-19 information page


Checklist and contact information for fishers in the Bristol Bay Borough

COVID-19 protocols for the Port of Bristol Bay and processor docks

Lake and Peninsula Borough
Declarations, guideliness, and resolutions from Lake and Peninsula Borough villages

State of Alaska resources

COVID-19 information page


Health mandates

Resources for businesses

Frequently asked questions

Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub has the latest data from the state

Non-resident cases in the state are listed on a separate page. Find them here


Financial information


Small Business Admin. answers Bristol Bay questions on 2nd round of Paycheck Protection Program

Fishermen can now apply for new USDA financial aid program

Dillingham City Council approves CARES funding for COVID-19 relief

COVID-19 funding opportunities for Bristol Bay businesses

Paycheck Protection Program deadline to be extended into August






Dillingham’s school opens to in-person learningJanuary 18. The school will operate at the low risk level and function as it did before it switched to distance learning in November.


What to do if you are sick

Caring for Someone Sick at Home

10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home