Ketchikan confirms positive case of COVID-19, bringing state case total to 4

The City of Ketchikan has announced that a person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“The individual has a history of travel to the Lower 48,” according to a city press release. “Upon experiencing symptoms of illness, the individual self-isolated and sought testing through a Ketchikan clinic. The individual is an employee of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

“The White Cliff Building has been closed until further notice,” according to the release. “The Borough has contracted out for a thorough commercial disinfectant service for the entirety of the White Cliff Building and outside areas of the building. Borough employees in direct contact with the individual will be self-isolating for a period of no less than 14 days. Employees who were not in contact with the individual may return to work sooner.

This story will be updated. Gov. Mike Dunleavy is scheduled to hold a press conference at 6 p.m.

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