Foot-operated hand-washing stations installed in harbor

City custodial staff member Bradlee Shapleigh disinfects a hand-washing station at Cordova Harbor. (May 5, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Hand-washing stations have been installed at the tops of all ramps at Cordova Harbor, Mayor Clay Koplin announced Tuesday, May 5. These stations are entirely foot-operated and dispense both soap and water. More stations will be installed at the bottom of the ramps once parts arrive, Koplin said.

The Cordova Harbormaster’s Office has black-and-yellow “Lima” signal flags available, Koplin said. These flags are used to signal that a vessel is under quarantine.

As of May 5, 59 coronavirus tests have been carried out in Cordova, Koplin said. Forty-four yielded negative results, with 15 tests awaiting results. Local health care providers have a combined capacity to test about 1,134 people. Test numbers are expected to climb as health care providers’ testing capacity increases, Koplin said.