A sign detailing COVID-19 health recommendations is posted at the harbor in Petersburg. (Photo/KFSK)

Petersburg has a new, active case of COVID-19. The local Emergency Operations Center that is responding to the pandemic announced Friday that a non-resident visitor had tested positive. The person is now isolating in town.

The individual was tested out of state on August 10, arrived in Petersburg Aug. 11, left town immediately, received their positive test result, and then returned town to isolate as of Friday.

This is the only known active case of COVID-19 in Petersburg. It is the town’s 14 case overall. Half of the cases have been residents and half non-residents. One of the residents died while he was out of the state receiving medical care for underlying conditions.

This latest case may not be counted in Alaska as it is a non-resident who was tested out of state.

The EOC says Petersburg must assume that COVID-19 is being spread in the community and that everyone should take precautions. Those include staying six feet away from non-family members, wearing a face covering when you’re around others, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you have any symptoms.