Almost 20% Of All Chevak Village Residents Test Positive For Covid-19

 Nightmare Scenario Strikes Remote Native Village Of Just Over 1,000 People  Chevak (Wikipedia)   Chevak is a Cup'ik Alaskan village tha...

 Nightmare Scenario Strikes Remote Native Village Of Just Over 1,000 People 

Chevak (Wikipedia)
 

Chevak is a Cup'ik Alaskan village that's 1.2 square miles in size near the Keoklevik and Kashunuk Rivers. It's in the Yukon-Kuskokwim area. And Chevak just got hit with a massive dose of Covid-19, out of the blue.
 
For quite a while, it seemed as if the coronavirus hadn't touched Chevak. But the small village, with its cluster of one-story, colorful homes – red, blue, pink, bright yellow – has just been found to have 180 new cases of the virus. Since there are only around 1,000 residents in Chevak, that means that 18% of all people are sick. 
 
The head of Yukon-Kukokwim Health Corporation was quoted on KTOO as saying about Cevak's residents: "They may feel safe because there haven't been any confirmed cases in their village. And they may not take the precautions that we know work, such as wearing a face masks and keeping our social circles small..." 
 

If you or your family need food, housing, or other non-medical assistance, please contact Alaska 2-1-1 (dial 211 or 800-478-2221) or your local emergency operations center for help. If you have a medical emergency call 911.

 
 
 

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