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Village Case of COVID-19 Comes From Community Spread

Exterior of Nome hospital in winter time.

Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) has identified another case of COVID-19 in an undisclosed community. Officials report that the case is not travel-related or from close contact with a previously identified case.  The Norton Sound region now has a total of seven active cases with five of those cases in Nome.  NSHC Medical Director Mark […]

Hawaii Accepting COVID-19 Tests Coming from Nome

Alaska Airlines plane

The Norton Sound Health Corporation announced today that they now have COVID-19 testing accepted by the state of Hawaii for incoming visitors. Hawaii requires travelers coming to the state to receive a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before arrival in order to avoid a ten-day quarantine.

Missing Nome Siblings Are Located and Found Safe

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

Two minors in Nome are allegedly missing and the Nome Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating them. Both 12 year-old John “Iggy” Kokuluk Jr. and 13 year-old Cheryl Kokuluk were allegedly last seen yesterday.