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.
COVID-19 testing is available at the trailer in front of Maniilaq Health Center Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm, closed on holidays. Testing is available at the airport testing site (old RAVN building) 7 days/week 11:30am-7:00pm, passengers continuing on to another community will be prioritized.
COVID-19 CASE COUNTS IN MANIILAQ SERVICE AREA (MSA)
DATA CURRENT AS OF 9/12/2021 - ACTIVE CASES ARE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY
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.
% of Eligible Individuals Vaccinated (first doses, 12 years +)
DATA CURRENT AS OF 9/12/2021
Point Hope 30%
MANIILAQ COVID-19 PRESS RELEASES
- September 16: 70 MSA Residents and 4 Non-Res Test Positive for COVID-19
- September 13: 49 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- September 10: 64 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- September 7: 23 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- September 4: 24 MSA Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
- September 1:19 MSA Residents 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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