PMC board discusses delta variant and vaccinations


September 2, 2021

The Petersburg Medical Center discussed the delta variant's impact on Petersburg and the future of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations during Thursday's board meeting.

According to Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom, all of the positive cases in Petersburg in August were travel related and there have not been any cases linked to community spread.

Bacom said that an outbreak is not a matter of if, but when, and the earlier cases are identified through asymptomatic testing, the easier it will be to prevent spread.

"What we are seeing in other communities in Southeast Alaska is v...

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