Skagway, Alaska, November 21, 2020 – The Dahl Memorial Clinic (DMC) has been advised by the Dept. of Public Health that the positive case DMC was notified about on November 20, 2020 has high potential for community spread.
DMC was notified of the positive test as part of contact tracing which has not concluded. Public Health continues to investigate the case, and the EOC will update the community as official details become available.
Based on recommendation from Public Health and previously accepted protocols,the EOC is extending the Shelter in Place to Friday, November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM. Shelter in place consists of limiting activity, travel, and business functions to only the most basic and essential needs.
Skagway, Alaska, November 20, 2020 – The Dahl Memorial Clinic (DMC) has been notified of an additional positive coronavirus(COVID-19) case of a Skagway resident.
The investigation is currently ongoing, and an update will be provided as soon as we have more information. At that time, we will also provide an update to the Shelter in Place order that is currently scheduled to be lifted on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Shelter in place consists of limiting activity, travel, and business functions to only the most basic and essential needs.
The Dahl Memorial Clinic is completing contact tracing of all identified close contacts. Close contact is considered to be spending more than 15 minutes total in a 24-hour period within 6 feet of a COVID positive patient, with or without masks. If you believe you may have been a close contact, call the Dahl Memorial Clinic at 907-983-2255. Per Public Health practice, DMC does not test or quarantine a close contact of a close contact.
Close contacts should:
- Quarantine for 14 days. You must stay home during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the person with COVID-19. This includes not going to work or school, and avoiding public places for 14 days.
- Stay away from people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- Watch for symptoms and check your temperature twice a day for 14 days after last contact. Symptoms, which can start up to 14 days after exposure, can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest pressure or tightness, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
- If you develop any of these symptoms, stay home, except to get tested as soon as possible. You may be infectious to others for two days BEFORE and 10 days AFTER you get sick. Do not go to work or public places. You can easily spread COVID-19 before you feel any symptoms.
Skagway, Alaska, November 16, 2020 –The Skagway Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been informed that a positive case has been identified in Skagway. The EOC advises Skagway residents to shelter in place until contact tracing is complete.