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COVID testing and screening updates

YKHC ends COVID-19 binax testing in hospital

Effective today, October 31, YKHC has closed the in-hospital COVID-19 binax testing clinic. Instead, home tests are available upon request at both hospital entrance desks. Please note, certain in-clinic COVID-testing requirements continue.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 on an at-home test, please call the YKHC Contact Tracing team at 907-543-6420, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to report your positive result.

YKHC ends in-person COVID-symptom screening at hospital

Effective Friday, Nov. 4, following updated CDC guidelines YKHC will end in-person COVID-symptom screening at all Bethel hospital entrances. In lieu of this screening, YKHC will post signage that announces current community transmission risk level and related masking recommendations and requirements while in the facility.

Also, per CDC guidelines, masks will be required for all persons who have:

1) a positive test
2) symptoms of COVID-19, or
3) are a close contact with someone with COVID-19 or a higher-risk exposure for healthcare personnel (HCP).