Dillingham resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday

Sep 14, 2020

The person who tested positive is currently isolating, and the state public health team started contact tracing on Saturday.

 

The Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham airport. August 20, 2020.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG

A Dillingham resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to an announcement from the city. The individual is currently isolating, and the state public health team started contact tracing on Saturday. The city could not confirm whether the person was showing symptoms, had been in quarantine or had traveled recently.

Jennifer De Winne, the public information officer for BBAHC, confirmed in an email Monday afternoon that the case was travel-related. However, she says it still not known if the person was symptomatic. The state is currently handling the individual case.

 

According to the state, there are currently four active COVID-19 cases in the Dillingham census area.
Credit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are four active resident cases of COVID-19 in the Dillingham census area. One person is presumed recovered. Since June, six total cases have been reported by the state.

Testing is available at the Dillingham airport Capstone Clinic seven days a week, from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. People experiencing symptoms can get tested at Kanakanak Hospital. To schedule a screening they should call 907-842-9440. 

In the Bristol Bay Borough, people can get tested at the Camai Community Health Clinic’s Leader Creek testing site on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. In other communities, rapid tests are available at village clinics.

This story has been updated with additional information from BBAHC.

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