Ketchikan Mayor issues statement after increase in risk level

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Ketchikan Mayor Bob Sivertsen said all residents should follow recommendations from the Emergency Operations Center so they can bring the case totals back down.

    Sivertsen urged residents to stay home if they are sick, and if they come into contact with a COVID positive person, to quarantine for 14 days.

    He also urged people to stay home unless their job qualifies as essential services.

    The Mayor also urged residents to wear masks when out in public.

    "We have had a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases on our island and it is a serious concern.  I am urging everyone to follow these recommendations so we can maintain and even reduce our risk level," he added.

    Sivertsen said he is positive that the community can work together to reduce the case count in Ketchikan.

    The EOC reported 12 new cases on Saturday.


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