A sign directs disembarking passengers at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport for coronavirus screening by Allen Marine employees in June (Erin McKinstry, KCAW)

Sitka Unified Command announced another resident case of the coronavirus on Friday (9-11-20).

The man is in his twenties and did not have symptoms at the time of testing on Sept. 3, according to a city press release.

That brings Sitka’s cumulative case count to 59–42 resident cases and 17 non-resident cases. Five cases have been reported in the last two weeks, and two cases are active, according to the latest update.

Sitka Unified Command has created a metric for public health recommendations based on the number of active cases in the community. Right now, Sitka is operating at the low or yellow alert level. The recommendations include wearing face masks when six-foot distancing can’t be maintained, limiting the size of gatherings, reducing bar capacity by half and requiring employees to wear face masks, and opting for delivery or carryout from restaurants when possible.

At last count, the state of Alaska, reported 7270 cumulative cases–6353 resident cases and over 917 non-resident cases. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 77 new cases on Sunday.