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State reports two new cases of COVID-19 in Juneau

June 11, 2020 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports two new cases of COVID-19 in Juneau. How the two individuals contracted the virus is under investigation. Cumulatively, 37 people from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March – four of those cases are active, 33 individuals have recovered. The nonresident, traveler COVID-19 case reported yesterday is not included in these figures.

The state Division of Public Health initiated contact investigations and will reach out to any person who may have come into contact with these individuals. Public Health will notify and isolate additional persons as appropriate. In addition to these new cases being under investigation, Juneau’s two most recent cases previous to today – reported on June 7 and June 8 – are still under investigation.

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.

The State of Alaska has had 611 cumulative cases – 397 have recovered.

For more local news, information, and resources to help keep Juneau healthy, go to juneau.org/covid-19 and Bartlett Hospital’s COVID-19 page.