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RAPID TESTING— Alex Bahnke, a general supervisor in the NSHC Laboratory, prepares to run a COVID-19 test on one of the new Abbott ID Now machines from under the safety of a fume hood in the Nome lab.
As of Tuesday, April 28, there were no new COVID-19 cases in Nome or the region and a total of 345 confirmed cases in Alaska. On Friday, there was no new case reported in Alaska, but since then new...
With many people staying home to avoid catching the COVID-19 virus, calls for service due to domestic violence have risen significantly. Nome Interim Chief of Police Mike Heintzelman reports his...
As of Tuesday, there are 42 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Alaska. The total case count for Alaska is 329 patients. Nine people died and 168 have recovered from the disease. The total of U.S....
ARRIVAL IN NOME – Nome Emergency Services Technician Rose Reale checks an arrival’s travel permit in the Alaska Airlines terminal in Nome on Thursday
Travelers arriving in Nome by jet need to have their ducks in line. As passengers enter the Alaska Airlines terminal in Nome, they are met by representatives of the City of Nome, one EMT and one Nome...
WORK SESSION— The Nome Common Council met for a work session on Monday, April 13.
As of Tuesday, the Dept. of Health and Social Service reported 285 confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new death, bringing the death toll to nine in Alaska. This does not include the case identified on...
SIGNS OF THE TIME— Businesses post signs at their doors warning people to stay out if they are sick
Nobody knows how much longer Nome will be shutdown because of the Covid-19 threat, as city officials weigh the devastating effects of a throttled-down economy against public health concerns. While...
On Tuesday, April 14, the news arrived that everybody in the region had dreadfully anticipated: Norton Sound Health Corporation confirmed the first patient who has tested positive for COVID-19....
As Nome goes into its third week of school and business closures as preventive measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, there are statewide 213 confirmed cases and six Alaskans have died of the novel...
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the spring bear hunt to both residents and non-residents and then after some thought re-opened the resident hunt. The explanation for the closure was to...
DISTANCING— The Nome Common Council met on Monday, practicing proper distancing while most councilmembers called in.
The Nome Common Council met on Monday, March 30 in nearly empty Council Chambers, as citizens and councilmembers were encouraged to call in and not appear in person for the meeting, to keep with the...

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