News and resources on health and safety, local rules, and tips for people in Bristol Bay.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 As a result, we are removing the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported."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.
Health and safety
- Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation — 907-842-9440
- Dillingham Public Health Center — 907-842-5981
- Capstone Clinic at 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 Covidsecureapp.com.
- 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 Covidsecureapp.com. 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.
City of Dillingham
Bristol Bay Borough
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Declarations, guideliness, and resolutions from Lake and Peninsula Borough villages
State of Alaska resources
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
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.