The city of Napaskiak installs community shelter on-site until July 5

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The city of Napaskiak said there is evidence of community spread of the coronavirus in the village and will recommend residents isolate themselves from their homes until July 5, authorities said Thursday.

In a press release, local leaders are asking Napaskiak residents to stay home with the family unless they leave due to critical medical or food needs. The people are also asking households to reduce the number of people going to the grocery store or other critical and non-urgent needs.

While the shelter-in-place notice is in place, residents are asked to take precautions and stay away from people outside the home.

While the community is taking refuge in its place, a Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. health professional will conduct COVID-19 testing for symptomatic residents until July 1. Asymptomatic residents of the village can be tested at the clinic on weekends.

The corporation stated that it will also begin offering test drives at Bethel from 12 to 4 pm every Wednesday that do not require an appointment.

You can find more information about tests performed by Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. here.

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