Our Borough, Our Region, Our Nation are facing challenges unlike many of us have ever experienced with the threat of the COVID-19 virus. We all have a self- responsibility and role in protecting ourselves and each other. That is why it is essential that we continue to educate all residents to practice social distancing, good hygiene, stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask when going out to public places.
The Unified Command Center is working hand-in-hand to craft response strategies that will, lessen the virus’ impact in our communities. We continue to meet with local leaders as we discuss many creative ways to respond to the challenges we face. From offering cleaning supplies, curbside pickup for essential service, COVID-19 testing at Maniilaq Health Center and much more.
Creative thinking, meeting challenges head on, and coming together as a unified region, we have been able to keep the positive case load down. Our number one priority is the safety and health of our residents and employees. Be well, be safe and wash those hands, wear a mask and keep your distance.
Northwest Arctic Borough remains open until further notice with front entry access and electronic document processing only. If you do not have access to a computer, you can come to the entry area to fill out forms at the desk that is provided near the entry area with social distancing requirements. Employees will still conduct Borough operations under modified summer work schedules for some employees and during regular business hours Monday -Friday, 8:00am – 12:00noon and 1:00pm and 4:30pm with an hour lunch break.