City lowers health alert level

The Cordova Center. (Feb. 3, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The city of Cordova lowered its health alert level Friday, March 12. At the recommendation of the city’s Medical Response Team, the health alert level was lowered from Level 4 to Level 3, according to a release by the city. A Level 4 alert signifies a novel coronavirus outbreak, whereas a Level 3 alert recommends a heightened level of caution.

The alert level reduction was recommended due to the falling number of active cases, increased vaccination distribution, and the effectiveness of local businesses’ mitigation plans, according to the release.

Of the 121 local cases identified so far, four are believed to be currently active. One hundred and four of those cases have been Cordova residents and 17 have been non-residents. As of March 12, 1,054 people in Cordova had received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 689 had received both shots, according to data published by the city.

Cordovans can sign up for vaccination online at www.cdvcmc.com or by calling 907-424-3045. Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m.