COVID-19

Updated on Aug. 7, 2020, at 6 a.m.

According to a release from the Delta COVID-19 Incident Management Team, there have been new cases of coronavirus reported in Delta Junction. As many as eight new positive test results may have been reported this week.

Little information seems to be available, but Interior Alaska Medical Clinic (IAMC) reported two new positive results today and performed 14 tests. Family Medical Center has reported no positive test results.

The state reported a positive Delta Junction resident case on Wednesday, but has not reported any additional cases. State reporting lags behind local reports.

According to information posted by IGA, an employee at the store was exposed to an individual that was recently out of state and tested positive for coronavirus. The employee tested negative and is isolation. Other employees may have been in contact with this individual and have not returned to work. No employees at the IGA or The Cave have tested positive for coronavirus.

The IGA is requesting all customers to wear face masks when entering the store and is now requiring all employees to wear masks. The Cave is closed until Monday, Aug. 10. Wells Fargo is also requiring employees and customers to wear masks.

One medical facility reports that one individual from Delta Junction has been treated at the hospital for respiratory issues.

IAMC suggests that if you believe you may have been exposed, please remain at home and do not have guests over. Try to self-isolate within your home. Monitor yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact your health care provider.

If you believe you have been exposed and have no symptoms, please wait five to six days following possible exposure to be tested.

Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks and practice social distancing when with individuals other than those in your household.

This article will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Michael Paschall is the publisher of the Delta Wind and covers general news topics. He can be reached at news@deltawindonline.com.