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CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

April 8, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting five new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing two cases to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and two are under investigation.

The EOC continues to closely monitor the situation. Daily new cases so far this month have been higher than previous weeks. If the trend continues, the EOC may elevate the community risk level to Level 2 Moderate. Juneau has been at Level 1 Minimal since February 17. Juneau residents are reminded to mask, social distance, and adhere to travel rules and recommendations, like strict social distancing after returning to Juneau and follow-up testing. Some recent positive cases are linked to spring break travel. If you are symptomatic or think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, call your healthcare provider or 586-6000 to get tested.

One of the new cases today is an individual at Harborview Elementary School. Exposure was limited to one classroom and instruction for that class is being moved to distance delivery. Close contacts have been notified and are quarantining. Other classes and school programs at Harborview are operating normally. For more COVID-19 information related to the school district, go to juneauschools.org.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,226 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 152 nonresidents. There are 29 active cases in Juneau and 1,344 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 227 new people identified with COVID-19 – 222 are residents and five are nonresidents. Alaska has had 61,918 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,613 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, as well as data reported from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 15,905 people in Juneau have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 11,353 have completed their vaccine series.

Statewide, 251,202 people have received their first dose, according to DHSS, and 192,512 are fully vaccinated.