116 Tested During Ketchikan's Free Drive-Up Clinic
May 17, 2020
Over the three-day event, health officials conducted 116 tests for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Each person tested will receive notification from a health care provider with the test results - either positive or negative - as soon as the results are received.
Ketchikan Public Health and Creekside Family Healthy Clinic providers administered the tests. City of Ketchikan’s Public Works Streets Division staged and set up the testing site, and the City Ports and Harbors Division donated the space.
As of Friday - May 15, 2020, 831 test have been conducted for COVID-19 in Ketchikan, with 16 positive results with 685 negative results. There are 130 pending results.
Previously 16 positive COVID-19 cases were reported recovered by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center (EOC); however, upon further investigation and a follow up with a previously reported positive case of COVID-19, it has been determined that the individual has not recovered from COVID-19. This individual has been self-isolating and will continue to be monitored by health professionals. The report of cases recovered has been changed to 15.
Hand Sanitizer Refill Station Update
Hand sanitizer refill stations have been placed throughout the community by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center. With assistance from the City of Ketchikan Public Works Department, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center has procured and developed a quantity of hand sanitizer that is available for the public.
The hand sanitizer solution is a “no-frills” formula. It is not a thick gel, and it is not fragranced, but it is highly effective for killing germs. Gallon-sized refill containers have been set up at the following locations:
Beginning Wednesday, May 20th, the following facilities will also have refill stations available:
As additional facilities become open to the public, additional refill stations will be established.
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Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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