City may reduce virus mandates in June

Nurse practitioner Delia Reyes delivers a coronavirus vaccine shot to Eduardo Cumba at Ilanka Community Health Center. (Feb. 6, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The city of Cordova’s Unified Command may recommend a reduction in coronavirus-related restrictions in June, according to a Wednesday, April 14 announcement by the city. However, the city hopes to attain a 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate for eligible recipients before reducing mandates, according to the announcement.

All Cordovans 16 and older are currently eligible for vaccination, as well as anyone arriving in Cordova to work, officials said. Vaccinations can be scheduled by calling 907-424-3045.

The announcement came the same day the city stepped down its public health alert level from Level 3, signifying caution, to Level 2, the lowest alert level consistent with implementing public health mandates.

Cordova’s most recent virus case was reported March 23. As of Friday, April 2, there are no local virus cases believed to be active. As of Monday, April 12, 1,184 people in Cordova have received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 1,106 have received both shots, according to data published by the city.

Of the 125 local cases identified, 107 were Cordova residents and 18 were non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published by Ilanka Community Health Center. One Cordova resident who tested positive for the novel coronavirus died Nov. 18.