City confirms first resident COVID-19 case in Dillingham

Aug 11, 2020

The individual recently traveled within the state, according to BBAHC, and they are currently in quarantine. The state public health team is continuing contact tracing.

The Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham airport. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG

Updated Aug. 11, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.

A Dillingham resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the community’s first resident case of the disease. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation says it reported the case on August 8, and the city confirmed today that the individual is from Dillingham.

The health corporation says the individual recently traveled within the state and is currently in quarantine. The state public health team is continuing contact tracing.

People can get tested at the Dillingham Airport Capstone Clinic beginning today. BBAHC encourages people to get tested at the clinic. Those who are experiencing symptoms can schedule a screening at the hospital in Dillingham. Call 907-842-9440 to speak with a nurse before going to the hospital. 

Original article:

A resident of the Dillingham Census Area has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first resident case in the area. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation says it reported the case on August 8.

The health corporation says the individual recently traveled within the state and is currently in quarantine. The state public health team is continuing contact tracing.

People can get tested at the Dillingham Airport Capstone Clinic beginning today. BBAHC encourages people to get tested at the clinic. Those who are experiencing symptoms can schedule a screening at the hospital in Dillingham. Call 907-842-9440 to speak with a nurse before going to the hospital.

Contact the author at isabelle@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.