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State reports a new COVID-19 case in Juneau

June 17, 2020 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports one new resident case of COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. Cumulatively, 38 people from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, three cases are active and 35 individuals have recovered.

Juneau’s case is part of 20 new ones reported today statewide. The State of Alaska has had 696 cumulative cases; 246 are active. The state has also had a total of 82 nonresidents test positive for COVID-19, including three individuals in Juneau whose cases are active.

As Juneau continues to open up and welcome more travelers, the most effective strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19 is prevention:

  • Stay six feet or more away from non-family members.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Stay home if you are sick and get tested for COVID-19 if you have even mild symptoms. Call Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For detailed information on COVID-19 in Juneau, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center provides daily updates on its local response to the pandemic. Read the updates here.