Valdez COVID-19 Unified Command
Valdez Case Count Dashboard
04.16.2021, 10:30 a.m. - Valdez Case Count Dashboard Update
- One new resident case. Adult with symptoms. Source under investigation.
- One resident recovery.
- Three non-resident recoveries.
*Note: Adults are patients 18 years and older. Minors are patients 17 years and younger.
Important Notes About the Valdez Case Count Dashboard
Our local COVID-19 case count data is updated upon notification from Public Health of new cases, recoveries, hospitalizations, or deaths. Mirroring the model established by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, the local case count dashboard is now updated by noon covering case count changes for the previous calendar day. If there are no case count changes, no update to the dashboard is made. Changes to local case counts occurring on holidays or weekends are reported on the dashboard the following business day.
There is often a data entry delay between our local real-time case count updates and what is then reported on the statewide DHSS Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub data dashboard.
To view statewide case counts and other data, visit the DHSS Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub: https://coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com/
Local Weekly Summary News Release
Starting in early December 2020, a “Valdez Weekly Summary” news release is now issued on Friday afternoons covering case counts and trends for the previous week, details about contact/source investigations, recommended community mitigation measures, vaccine updates, and other important information. This summary release replaces daily news releases previously issued for new cases.
Click Here to Read the Most Recent Local Weekly Summary
Valdez Unified Command News Release # 072
For immediate release: 04/16/2021, 6:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
COVID-19 Testing Options in Valdez
Several different options exist in Valdez for both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. All options are by appointment only and at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
If you are a business or organization seeking testing for a group of five or more people, please contact a testing location at least 48 hours in advance of your desired appointment date. This helps ensure local testing locations have enough time to coordinate personnel and testing equipment to accommodate your request.
Symptomatic? Need a return to school or work test following illness?
- The Valdez Medical Clinic offers symptomatic rapid testing by appointment only. Please call 907.831.6441 during the times listed on the flier below to discuss your situation and schedule a testing appointment.
- The Alfa Doc offers symptomatic rapid testing by appointment only. Please call 907.835.ALFA (2532) to discuss your situation and schedule a testing appointment.
- Valdez City Schools offers symptomatic rapid testing for school district students and employees only. Please call HHES at 907.835.4728 to schedule a testing appointment.
Close contact or otherwise exposed to COVID-19?
- If you have either been identified by DHSS as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or feel you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact the Valdez public health clinic (907.835.2419) or your healthcare provider for testing instructions as timing for your test is dependent on the date of your last exposure.
Asymptomatic? Need pre-procedure or travel testing?
- Providence Valdez Medical Center offers asymptomatic testing by appointment only. Call 907.255.6063 to discuss your situation and schedule a testing appointment. (This is NOT a rapid testing option.)
- Providence Valdez Medical Center offers pre-procedure testing. After receiving a testing order from your healthcare provider, call 907.835.2249 to schedule your testing appointment at the hospital.
- The Alfa Doc offers asymptomatic rapid testing for certain populations by appointment only. Please call 907.835.ALFA (2532) to discuss your situation and schedule a testing appointment.
- The Valdez Medical Clinic offers asymptomatic rapid testing for certain populations by appointment only. Please call 907.835.4811 to discuss your situation and schedule a testing appointment.
Exposed to COVID-19? Been told you are a close contact of a positive patient?
Use the infographic below and know when to test!
Testing helps identify where the virus is located in our community, helps us notify those who might be at risk, and allows placement of roadblocks (isolation and quarantine) in the way of the virus to prevent further spread.
Testing (with negative results) can also shorten the length of your quarantine following exposure! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/39KoCaI
Valdez Public Health Mandate 003
Amendment No. 7
Amendment No. 7 extends the mandate to May 7, 2021 and
removes requirement for masking in outdoor settings.
Information Resources Related to COVID-19
Please stay informed with information from credible sources, such as:
- - Want to volunteer to help others in the community? Need help yourself? Know others who need help? Contact the Neighbors to get connected!
Allie Ferko, Public Information Officer
Kate Huber, Assistant Public Information Officer
Valdez COVID-19 Unified Command
For questions or for general information, email: PIO@valdezak.gov, call 907.202.0711, or send a private message to www.facebook.com/ValdezUCRG.
Valdez COVID-19 Recorded Hotline.
Recorded message with local information and updates.
Please forward all health, symptoms or screening related questions to your physician or the Valdez public health nurse.
Local agency partners or business owner/operators with questions related to your operations should email: firstname.lastname@example.org