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1st COVID-19 case in Craig undetermined; 2nd travel related


Craig City staff was notified by Alaska Public Health on Friday April 10th that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. On Monday, April 13th Public Health notified the city that a second case in Craig had been confirmed. Both confirmed cases on Prince of Wales are in Craig. Public Health and the Division of Epidemiology are continuing to conduct case investigations to identify contacts and determine the method of transmission. Public Health has confirmed that the two cases are not related. The method of transmission in the second confirmed case was travel related. The method of transmission in the first case has not been determined. Case transmission is classified as travel related, local, or unknown by the state’s Section of Epidemiology. Public Health will work to determine the method of transmission in the first case as they continue their case investigation. Based on information posted at the Alaska Division of Health and Social Services COVID-19 website the first case is a female aged 70 – 79. The second case is a male aged 20 – 29. We are continuing to strongly advise residents to strictly follow all health mandates and advisories to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in Craig. These measures include:  Do not socialize with persons outside of your household  Maintain good social distancing at all times keeping at least six feet between persons  Keep all trips for essential services to a minimum to avoid contact and wear a face mask/covering when you do need to make essential service trips  Stay home as much as possible  Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible  If you have symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4° F or higher contact your primary healthcare provider and self isolate immediately In order to help local residents prevent the spread of the virus in town the city has started a program asking residents and businesses to donate mask making materials City of Craig Emergency Operations Center Press Release – Page 2 2 (tightly woven cotton fabric, elastic, string for ties, thread, etc.) and volunteers with sewing skills to sew the masks. When they are finished the masks will be washed and sanitized, individually packaged, and made available for the public to pick up. We will be putting totes near the entrance of AC Thompson House for drop off of materials and drop off of finished masks. We will also set up a table with masks for distribution as masks are finished, washed and packaged. If you would like more information about this program or would like to volunteer to make masks call Victoria Merritt at 826-2575 or Craig City Hall at 826-3275. The City of Craig Emergency Operations Center will continue to work with DHSS Public Health and will provide updated information as it is available. The City of Craig will continue to monitor COVID-19 reports and information and provide links and up to date information about the City of Craig response at the city’s website. For information go to www.craigak.com or www.craigak.com/covid. Contact information for City of Craig departments and services. Craig Aquatic Center 826-2794 pool@craigak.com Craig City Hall 826-3275 info@craigak.com Craig EMS 826-4857 ems@craigak.com Craig Harbormaster 826-3404 harbors@craigak.com Craig Police 826-3330 re44@craigpd.com Craig Public Facilities 826-3408 facilities@craigak.com Craig Public Library 826-3281 library@craigak.com Craig Public Works 826-3405 publicworks@craigak.com Craig Recreation Department 826-2575 craigrec@aptalaska.net

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Prince of Wales, Alaska

P.O. Box 490

6488 Klawock-Hollis Hwy Ste 7

Klawock, AK 99925

Phone: 907-755-2626

Email: info@princeofwalescoc.org

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