NBMHS Positive COVID-19

NBMHS Positive COVID-19 Case

Nome Public Schools was informed that an individual tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 2, and may have exposed middle school students or staff to COVID-19 during the week of April 26-30.

Close contacts of the individual have been notified and are in quarantine.

Out of an abundance of caution, Norton Sound Health Corporation is recommending the following actions:

  1. Anyone vaccinated or unvaccinated who is a student or staff member in grades 6th, 7th or 8th AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible. Visit the NSHC Cough and Cold Clinic inside the hospital, open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends.
  2. If you are an unvaccinated student or staff member in grades 6th, 7th, or 8th and are not experiencing symptoms, you should get tested twice at least three days apart.
  3. If you are vaccinated and without symptoms, you are welcome, but not required to get tested.

 NSHC will bring a testing team to the middle school on Tuesday morning and will test any student or staff member who wants to be tested. The team will come to the school again on Friday. A consent form will be sent home with all middle school students today. The test will be a simple nasal swab of both nostrils.

 If you are seeking COVID-19 testing outside of the school offering, you may visit the NSHC Operations Building Testing Center, located at the corner of Greg Kruschek Avenue and K Street, open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Patient Consent Form