MHC COVID HOTLINE: 833-442-7015
If you are concerned you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call the Hotline before arriving at the Emergency Room or local clinic.
If you are asked to be tested for COVID-19 at Maniilaq Health Center ahead of your appointment, please call 442-7047 to make an appointment. Testing will take place in the green tent outside of MHC's main entrance Mon-Fri from 8:30am-6:00pm and Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
COVID-19 CASE COUNTS IN MANIILAQ SERVICE AREA (MSA)
UPDATED ON 2/23/2021
MSA RESIDENT CASES
NON-RESIDENT MSA CASES
RECOVERED IN MSA (incl. non-res)
COVID-19 VACCINES GIVEN IN MSA (first doses)
The COVID-19 vaccine helps protect you from getting COVID-19. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
MANIILAQ COVID-19 PRESS RELEASES
- February 22: Kotzebue Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
- February 19: Kivalina Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
- February 15: Kivalina Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
- February 12: Second COVID-19 Death of a MSA Resident
- February 12: Kotzebue Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
- February 9: 3 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- February 3: Point Hope Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
- February 1: 8 MSA Residents & 1 Non-Res Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 25: First COVID-19 Death of a MSA Resident
- January 23: 10 Kivalina Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 21: 21 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 20: 16 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 16: 17 Residents and One Non-Res Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 14: 27 Individuals Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 8: 16 Buckland Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 6: 44 Kivalina Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- January 4: 16 MSA Residents and 1 Non-Res Test Positive for COVID-19
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Everyone should take precautions against COVID-19, but elders, people with chronic heart or lung conditions, people who are pregnant, and people with weakened immune systems are considered higher risk.
Stay home except for essential activities.
Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live with you.
Wear a cloth face covering when you are in public areas.
Use soap and water to thoroughly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your face, especially around your eyes, nose and mouth.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
Regularly disinfect surfaces, especially ones people touch frequently.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK
Common symptoms of COVID-19 are fatigue, fever and a dry cough, sometimes causing shortness of breath. Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or a new loss of taste or smell. If you are concerned you have been exposed to COVID-19 please call the Maniilaq Health Center Hotline at 833-442-7015 so a health care provider can assist you.
Confine yourself to a room separate from your family, using a separate bathroom if possible.
Call the COVID-19 Hotline so a health care provider can give you further instructions.
DO NOT SHARE
Use separate dishes, glasses, utensils, and towels, or consider using disposable items.
Call the Maniilaq COVID-19 Hotline if you experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
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