Elder's Home COVID-19 Tests Negative In Third Testing Round

Oct 15, 2020

Credit Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

All results from the third round of COVID-19 testing at the Bethel’s Elder’s Home returned negative after a staff member tested positive for the virus last week. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation runs the facility and tested all staff and residents for the virus on Oct. 9, 12, and 15.


All results from all three days are negative, YKHC Vice President of Communications Tiffany Zulkosky wrote in an email. One result is pending from an individual who will not return to the building until cleared. 


The health corporation will begin testing all staff and residents weekly for COVID-19. Previously, it was only testing staff weekly and residents monthly.