Board Message: COVID Safety

By Robert Beans, Board Chair

Storyknife, November/December 2020 edition

Robert Beans, Calista Board Chair

Robert Beans, Calista Board Chair

We care about our Shareholders and our Region. Let’s work together to keep families and Elders safe during this pandemic.

Calista Corporation continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) urged all YK Region communities to enter a month-long shelter-in-place or lockdown in mid-November to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“We urge you to protect the health of your loved ones.” – Robert Beans, Board Chair

Currently, the Alert Level across the state—including the YK Region—is High Risk. On November 15, the YK Region was at the highest risk at about 141 cases per 100,000 people. That’s much higher than the statewide average of 68 cases per 100,000 people, on that date.

We urge you to protect the health of your loved ones. Follow public health advisories and take some simple yet effective steps to protect you and your family. Some actions may be as simple as:

Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Physically distance
Keep your bubble small
Know the symptoms
Stay home if you are sick

COVID Safety

Let’s all do our part to stay healthy. Take measures to ensure your safety and the safety of your friends and family. Quyana!

Look for the latest information on COVID-19 in your area at:

Calista’s corporate offices in Anchorage and Bethel remain closed to visitors. However, all key operations and services of Calista and subsidiaries remain active.

We urge Shareholders to:

YKHC offers free COVID-19 testing in Bethel, without an appointment, at the Bethel drive-thru testing site Monday-Friday, 2-5pm. Testing also continues by appointment in Bethel by calling 907-543-6949, or in villages by calling the local clinic for assistance.