A Camai clinic health worker and first Bristol Bay Borough resident test postive for COVID-19

Jul 20, 2020

The Camai clinic announced the Bristol Bay Borough's first resident case Sunday. The clinic says the other case, one of its health care worker, is not a resident of the borough, and is currently in isolation. 

COVID-19, as imaged by the CDC.
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A resident of the Bristol Bay Borough has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first resident of the borough to test positive for the disease. The person is asymptomatic, according to the Camai Community Health Center, which announced the case on Sunday. The state has tested the person’s immediate family and close contacts.  

A staff member of the Camai Community Health Center in Naknek also tested positive for COVID-19. Camai announced the case Friday. The clinic says the person is not a resident of the Bristol Bay Borough, and is currently in isolation.

Camai says that the person tested positive during the clinic’s weekly testing of staff members as part of its COVID-19 mitigation plan, and according to clinic Director Mary Swain, contact tracing has been completed.

The Camai clinic is extending the opportunity for anyone who visited the clinic between July 14 and July 16 to be tested for COVID-19. Walk-up testing is available Monday - Friday from 1-3:00 p.m. You can also call the clinic at 907-246-6155.

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