COVID-19 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 harbor.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG


On May 16, the City of Dillingham announced the first case of COVID-19 in Bristol Bay. There are currently no hospitalizations reported in the region. KDLG will update this page as new information becomes available. If you have questions or suggestions, email us at

Latest case counts

Another Bristol Bay resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation announced Friday that the person developed symptoms after they returned home from a trip to Anchorage.

The health corporation instructed the person to isolate themselves. It also identified several close contacts, who were told to remain in quarantine. It informed the City of Dillingham and the person’s village as well. BBAHC says this person has been infectious since June 28.

BBAHC is working with the state public health team on contact tracing and testing to prevent community spread of the virus. In the media release, it said that village health aides and the public health nursing team will monitor the case and close contacts to ensure access to any medical care that may be needed.

See previous updates here 

Latest news

BBAHC reports one resident case of COVID-19 in Bristol Bay region

Paycheck Protection Program deadline to be extended into August

UPDATE: BBAHC confirms case is non-resident, not from community spread

Six new asymptomatic cases in the Bristol Bay Borough on June 25

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 at OBI seafood plant in Dillingham mark largest single-day case count

Silver Bay Seafoods confirms three of last week's cases were at its Naknek plant

Health and safety



  • Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham Harbor, Animal Control Facility across from boat harbor

Open: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – 7 days a week.

Call: (907) 764-8879

  • Camai Community Health Center, at the swimming pool area by the clinic. 

Open: Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 p.m. 

Call: 907-246-6155 or go to the walk-up site or clinic.


Dillingham: Testing is available at the Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham Harbor and at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham. 

Bristol Bay Borough: Testing is available at the Camai Community Health Center and at the Leader Creek Clinic. 


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



Community travel restrictions around Bristol Bay

City of Dillingham 

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

Small businesses can apply for a small business loan through the CARES Act. The U.S. Congress voted to extend the deadline until August 8.


Paycheck Protection Program deadline to be extended into August


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



Tune in to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report weekdays at 6 p.m. to hear the latest on the fishery, as well as updates on COVID-19 and how the region is addressing the pandemic.


KDLG aired an hour-long program in early June on state Mandate 17 and local ordinances in the Bristol Bay Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough and City of Dillingham. Listen here.



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