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What To Do As First Indications Of COVID-19 Community Spread Appear In Y-K Delta

Jun 26, 2020

This transmission electron microscope image shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The virus was isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.
Credit National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories

Indications of community spread of the novel coronavirus are occurring for the first time in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. On June 25, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation announced that it “believes there is a strong likelihood of community spread” of COVID-19 occurring in Napaskiak. Tribal and city leaders have implemented shelter-in-place and mask wearing to slow the spread of the virus in the village. KYUK talks with YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges about this news.