Coronavirus Updates and Resources for Alaskans

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 

COVID-19: General Public

What you need to know

Resources for Alaskans from DHSS

Resources for everyone from CDC

Resources for everyone from SAMHSA

Prevention & Preparedness

Preventative activities Alaskans can practice every day:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water. Hang these handwashing posters around your home and workplace.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue you throw away after use or the inside of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue handy.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • If you begin to feel ill, stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • If you have to go to the doctor, call ahead and make an appointment. This helps the provider’s office take steps to keep other people from being exposed.
  • Routinely clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects.

Preparedness actions Alaskans can take before we see any cases of COVID-19:

  • Whether for a pandemic, an earthquake, or some other disaster, Alaskans should have an emergency kit. Use the resources listed below to help you put together your kit and emergency plan.
  • Stay informed. Follow updates from DHSS, CDC and other trusted public health officials, as well as from schools and your employer.
  • Do your part to fight fear, stigma and misinformation which can only make the situation worse.

Online resources to help you prepare