Report: Cordova officials confirm first COVID-19 case

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 3:17pm

    By Zachary Snowdon Smith, The Cordova Times

    Cordova, Alaska (KINY) - Cordova has recorded its first case of the coronavirus, officials confirmed Wednesday, May 6.

    According to The Cordova Times, an Ocean Beauty cannery employee who flew into Cordova from outside Alaska on Thursday, April 30 tested positive for the coronavirus.

    The individual, who showed no symptoms, was tested during routine screening while under quarantine with his employer, according to a release by the City of Cordova.

    The individual and Ocean Beauty are in close contact with the city and healthcare providers, Mayor Clay Koplin said in the release. The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is getting in touch with people who may have had interactions with the individual.

    Ocean Beauty’s Cordova plant has implemented a series of anti-coronavirus workplace practices, wrote Brian O’Leary, Cordova manager for Ocean Beauty, in a statement.

    Eds. note - The case in Cordova will be likely be reported by the State of Alaska in Thursday's briefing by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Dr. Anne Zink.

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