Cordovans are asked to give their behaviors a second thought after the announcement of 12 active COVID-19 cases in the community. The City Health Alert status is now at Level 3: Watch.

Contact tracing is underway for those identified as positive. The individuals are isolating and close contacts are being advised to get tested and self-quarantine until results are available. The Cordova Medical Response Team will review information gathered during contact tracing and address further concerns as appropriate.

The most recent cases appear to be the effects of behaviors from the previous weekend. All residents and visitors are encouraged to do their part to stop the spread in our community. Cordova has a mandatory mask rule when in public. Please follow additional safety recommendations regarding COVID-19, including gatherings.

  • Do the 3 W’s
    • Wear a mask
    • Watch your distance
    • Wash your hands
  • Avoid the 3 C’s
    • Crowded places
    • Close contact settings
    • Confined/enclosed spaces

COVID-19 Testing

Community Covid-19 testing is currently available six days a week. Please call ahead to pre-register. Current testing times are:

Ilanka Health Clinic - (907) 424-3622

  • Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Note: Ilanka is closed on Monday, Oct 12.

Cordova Community Medical Center - (907) 424–800

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9–9:30 a.m.

There may be a fee associated with testing.

Visit the Cordova COVID-19 webpage for more information about safety precautions and daily case counts.

Happening this week

  • Tuesday, Oct 13 - Planning commission regular meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 - bid deadline for F/V Alaskan Wanderer
  • Friday, Oct. 16 - Deadline to apply for CordovaCash Car
  • Through Oct. 23 - Bidarki Rec Center closed

CordovaCash Card Deadline Friday

The City is giving $1 million in CARES Act funding directly to Cordova residents in the form of a CordovaCash card preloaded with funds to be used exclusively at Cordova-based businesses. The funds will directly impact Cordova’s economy through spending at local businesses.
  • Businesses: must submit an application to ensure the CordovaCash cards can be used at their establishment.
  • Residents: must submit an application to receive a CordovaCash card: $500 for each applicant and applicant spouse/partner, $300 for each dependent.
Applications are available at City Hall/Cordova Center or at The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 16.

A Face Lift for Bidarki

Bidarki Rec Center is closed Oct. 12-23 to install new flooring. The Cordova Parks and Rec Department used CARES Act funding to replace all carpeted areas with new washable flooring. New impact flooring also will be installed in areas that previously were not used for personal fitness. The project will require future partial and full closures over the next five weeks. 

Updated City Office Hours

  • City Hall - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • Front desk inquiries and pay bills
    • All other business by appointment, (907) 424-6200.
  • Library - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday
    • By appointment or curbside delivery, (907) 424-6667
  • Museum - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday 
The Bob Korn Memorial Pool will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19 in observance of Alaska Day.

City Payments

The City has installed a new dropbox for City payments. The new box is under the portico at City Center. The old dropbox will be removed on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Board and Commission Vacancies

Mayor Clay Koplin and the City Council are soliciting applications for the following City Board and Commission vacancies:
  • Library Board – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Planning & Zoning Commission – 3 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Harbor Commission – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Parks & Recreation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023
  • Historic Preservation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023 
Fill out this online applicationemail the City Clerk or call (907) 424-6248. The deadline to be appointed to fill these vacancies is Nov. 24, 2020.
Autumn can be a powerful time for reflection. If you find yourself inspired toward writing, consider joining October’s Poetry Showcase.  

Come Work With Us

The City of Cordova is accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Harbor Maintenance I
Click here for more information.

Your City Government

City Council Members (by seat)
A. Tom Bailer
B. Cathy Sherman
C. Jeff Guard
D. Melina Meyer
E. Anne Schaefer
F. David Allison
G. David Glasen
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