Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau residents are asked to step up COVID-19 precautions after the number of community spread cases of COVID-19 continued to increase in the community.
27 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Juneau during the second half of August. More than a third of the new cases were due to community spread.
This means individuals with new positive cases are mostly getting the virus from their workplace, family interactions, and even social interactions.
CBJ officials said many people could be exposed due to undiagnosed or asymptomatic cases in the community.
Maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands thoroughly, and getting tested as soon as you notice symptoms are other ways to slow the spread of the virus.
Officials urge residents to keep their social bubble small, keep track of close interactions with others, and avoid being in crowds or having long interactions with people outside your household.