The Northwest Arctic Borough, Our Region, and Our Nation have faced an unprecedented public health pandemic which has changed many lives and the course of my term in office.
Good News! There is light at the end of the tunnel. Based on reports from the CDC.gov website, rates of COVID-19 are going down nationwide. The current 7-day average of new daily cases is 53,934, a 16% decrease from the previous week. Do not let your guard down. If you’re not fully vaccinated, keep practicing healthy habits to slow the spread by:
Wearing a mask that fits snugly over your nose and mouth.
Stay at least six feet from others.
Get a vaccine as soon as you can.
Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
And, lastly, wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Please review the cdc.gov guidelines for more information. We are all in this together. While the Maniilaq Health Center continues to roll out the vaccination of residents, we need to continue to be vigilant and practice the health and safety measures that have been put in place.
Northwest Arctic Borough remains open to the public on a limited basis until further notice. The Assembly Chambers is open for fully vaccinated individuals which is primarily for Assembly and Administration up to 25% capacity which is 20 people. The front entry area is open for those individuals who do not have access to a computer or are not able to submit documents electronically. You can come onsite to fill out forms at the desk that is provided near the entry area with social distancing requirements. The Borough’s regular business hours are Monday -Friday, 8:00am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm and 4:30pm.
We appreciate your cooperation in continuing to follow State and Local mandated health and emergency orders/regulations until further notice. If you have questions or concerns, please email Carl Weisner at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Borough Office at 907-442-2500 or by the Contact Us tab on the Website at www.nwabor.org.
Mayor Lucy S. Nelson