Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta March 23, 2022

On March 23, YKHC reports nineteen new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 19 are residents in:
Bethel (6)
Crooked Creek (3)
Hooper Bay (4)
Lower Kalskag (1)
Newtok (2)
Tuntutuliak (3)


COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Community safety: On March 11, YKHC released updated COVID-19 guidance for communities and individuals, which can be found on our website: https://www.ykhc.org/resources/

Vaccinations: YKHC strongly encourages all people 5 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Booster shots:  Anyone ages 12 or older who is five months past their second shot of the Pfizer is eligible for a booster. Everyone ages 18 or older who received the Moderna vaccine more than five months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago is also eligible. To learn more, click here.

To schedule a vaccine for people age 12 or older or a booster appointment for eligible individuals:  Visithttps://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/vaccine/ or call 1-800-478-6599. 

To schedule a vaccine appointment for children ages 5 to 11: In Bethel, call 543-6949. In villages, please call your local clinic.

COVID-19 testing hours: 

In villages, contact your local clinic.

In Bethel –

  • Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 OR are close contacts of a known positive are required to test at the outdoor site, in the CHSB parking lot, across the street from the hospital, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Individuals wanting to test out of quarantine on/after day 5 must test at the outdoor site, in the CHSB parking lot, across the street from the hospital, 4:30 and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Routine COVID-19 testing for those who have not tested positive within the last 90 days is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday on the first floor of the hospital.
  • For more details, visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19-testing/

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

Case statements are published the next business day after cases are identified (e.g. Monday cases are published Tuesday. Friday and weekend cases are published Monday. Cases identified over a holiday are reported the next business day.) Whenever possible, YKHC will notify patients and call the affected communities the day cases are identified

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