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

Jun 27, 2020

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

The Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham airport. Oct. 27, 2020.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG


On May 16, the City of Dillingham announced the first case of COVID-19 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


Nov. 23, 2020

Dillingham Census Area - active and recovered from the last 30 days: 50

City of Dillingham: 12

Bristol Bay Borough: 8

Bristol Bay Borough + Lake and Peninsula Borough - active and recovered from the last 30 days: 40


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 As a result, we are removing the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported."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

Latest COVID-19 news: Community spread suspected in Dillingham, BBAHC cancels non-urgent procedures

Eight COVID-19 cases reported in Bristol Bay Borough within the past two weeks

Five more people test positive for COVID-19 in the Dillingham Census Area

Read previous case count reports here

Health and safety



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. 


Dillingham: Testing is available at the Capstone Clinic 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 Panel Oct. 9, 2020

COVID-19 Community Safety Roundtable: Aug. 21, 2020

Ordinances and information 

This fishing season, new safety rules limit access to Dillingham harbor

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

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


Sen. Murkowski pushes for an additional $1 billion in federal fisheries relief funds




Dillingham’s school is closing to in-person learning due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the community. Both the elementary and the middle/high school closed Nov. 13, 2020. The district will shift to online and virtual education starting Nov. 16.

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation officially designated the school district as high-risk on Nov. 12. 


The three other school districts are still open as of Nov. 13, 2020. 



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