Eight non-resident cases identified in Petersburg
August 5, 2021
Eight non-residents on a private boat tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday after arriving in Petersburg according to the Petersburg Medical Center.
The non-residents notified PMC of their symptoms upon arrival and all passengers tested positive. Those onboard the boat have begun isolating and are not at risk of spreading COVID to the community.
Asymptomatic testing will be available at no charge to residents on Thurs., Aug. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the respiratory clinic. Testing for people who have recently arrived in Petersburg is also being offered at no charge and can be scheduled by calling the PMC COVID Information Line at 907-772-5788 option 2.
According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' vaccine monitoring dashboard, 66% of people in the Petersburg Borough ages 12 and up have received one or more doses of a vaccine.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can call the PMC COVID Information Line to schedule a test or vaccine. Vaccines help prevent against serious COVID illness and are available for people aged 12 or older.