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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

April 9, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and one case is under investigation. The secondary case is part of a cluster of six active cases connected to a small daycare. Public Health has notified all close contacts.

None of the individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau the past two weeks had been fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists several activities fully vaccinated people can do, but fully vaccinated people are still advised to continue preventative measures, like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,228 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 152 nonresidents. There are 30 active cases in Juneau and 1,345 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 249 new people identified with COVID-19 – 241 are residents and eight are nonresidents. Alaska has had 62,161 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,621 nonresidents.