Craig City staff was notified by Alaska Public Health on Monday, April 13th, that there was a second confirmed COVID-19 case in Craig. Both confirmed cases on Prince of Wales are in Craig. Public Health and the Division of Epidemiology are currently conducting a case investigation to determine how the patient was exposed and the potential scope of contacts. Additional information about this case will be released by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as it is available. The city Emergency Operations Center staff was notified on Friday, April 10 th of the first confirmed case in Craig. On Saturday, April 11th, the state Section of Epidemiology released information that the first case was a female between the ages of 70 and 79. No information has been released regarding the source of either case. Information about the age range and sex of the second case will be released by DHSS during their regular updates. To access DHSS data go to coronavirus.alaska.gov. The Craig Emergency Operations Center staff will continue to meet and will determine what actions need to be taken in light of the confirmed case in Craig. All existing quarantine and other measures will remain for the time being. We are strongly advising 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 City of Craig Emergency Operations Center Press Release 2 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.
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