Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
VIDEO 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
VIDEO 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 around your home and workplace. handwashing posters 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