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DRIVE-UP TESTING—NSHC expanded testing for patients without symptoms. NSHC medical staff and the Village Facilities Maintenance team helped set up the tent outside the hospital. Stop by the testing tent in front of the hospital without an appointment from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pictured are Dr. Mark Peterson, Dr. Timothy Lemaire, Dr. Terrence O'Malia, Brendon Tran, Dr. Gary Kulka, Louis Murphy, Chase Gray, James Musich and Charlie Peterson.
In the eighth week of measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the state’s Dept. of Health and Social Services reported a total case count of patients diagnosed with...
CURBSIDE SERVICE – Kristine McRae of Bering Tea and Coffee passes drinks through the window Monday morning as part of the café’s new curbside service. Getting the drinks is Charlie Ozenna.
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided  $376 billion in relief for small businesses and workers. This made small business owners eligible to apply for a...
Future Nome Chief of Police  Mike Heintzelman
City Manager Glenn Steckman announced during last Monday’s regular meeting of the Nome Common Council that he recommends hiring Mike Heintzelman for the position of Chief of Police. Heintzelman had...
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....

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