Convid 19
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If you have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, and cough or difficulty breathing), call your provider before going to the ER or clinic.  This will help the health care provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.  When you call, make sure you tell the provider if you think you may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, either through travel or with a case of the disease.
 
General Tip For Anyone Handling Paperwork - The CDC estimates that the COVID-19 19 virus can survive for 9 days on paper. When processing paperwork, wash and disinfect hands often and avoid touching your face.
 
Alaska Delegation Washington DC: 
Officials have closed the U.S. Capitol and nearby congressional buildings to the public. Only staff, lawmakers, media, and official business visitors will be allowed inside the buildings on Capitol Hill.
 
Canada 
Closed it ports to cruise ships carrying over 500 people until July 1. Canadian borders are closed to non-citizens, Americans exempted. Temporary closure of businesses where people gathered, such as swimming pools, bars, gyms and libraries ordered. Restaurants can stay open but only at half capacity.
 
Travel to Alaska:

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services issued new guidelines for Alaska travelers returning to the state.

People who have traveled to places where the novel coronavirus has been spreading or there has been sustained transmission — including South Korea, China, Iran and much of Europe — within the last two weeks are considered higher risk and should not go to work, school or public places for two weeks. These people should isolate themselves from everyone, including household members, for that duration of time.

People returning from everywhere else, including the rest of the United States, should talk to their employers before returning to work. These travelers are considered “medium risk” and should watch for symptoms and practice social distancing.

Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and MSC have suspended operations of all cruise ships. Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Celestyal Cruises, Windstar, Viking and Virgin Voyages interrupted service.

Statewide:
All Public K-12 schools are closed until March 30. No student attendance or activities. Teachers will still come into school for in-service days. All residential schools closed, including Mount Edgcumbe High School and Galena Interior Learning Academy.
 
Schools have received permission to continue to offer prepackaged meals to students. 
Anchorage School District feeding stations:
Abbott Loop Elementary School 
Airport Heights Elementary School
Central Middle School of Science
Chester Valley Elementary School
Chugiak Elementary School
Creekside Park Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Fire Lake Elementary School
Government Hill Elementary School
Homestead Elementary
Klatt Elementary School
Lake Otis Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Muldoon Elementary School
North Star Elementary School
Northwood Elementary School
Ptarmigan Elementary School
Russian Jack Elementary School
Taku Elementary School
Williwaw Elementary School
 
Alaska Court System - suspension of all new jury trials statewide. The Alaska Supreme Court is set to consider an emergency order that could loosen court rules in response to the coronavirus’ spread. The court system says essential functions including domestic violence and emergency mental health proceedings, and bail and emergency child welfare hearings will continue and that it will ensure due process
 
Alaska Department of Corrections visitation suspended.
 
Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice youth facilities visitation suspended.
 
Alaska Pacific University. With the exception classes that require face-to-face instruction, APU will move all courses, including intensives, to distance delivery for the remainder of the semester. Students living on campus should arrange to return home or move off-campus. Spring commencement canceled.
 
Alaska Military Youth Academy visitation suspended.
 
Alaska Psychiatric Institute visitation suspended. 
 
Alaska State Capitol closed to general public. Legislative Information Offices closed to public but open for call-ins.
 
Alaska State Troopers. Limiting public contact by not attending gatherings and public meetings. All scheduled training canceled. Officers have been given safety kits. AST advise saying you are sick won't get you out of a ticket and that troopers will still be contacting people; but if you are sick you should let them know.
 
Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Museum, Archives, closed to public.
 
Pioneer Homes, closed to public.
 
University of Alaska, closed to public. Travel outside of Alaska and to rural villages suspended. All events and gatherings, including business meetings, with 25 or more attendees canceled/postponed or, when feasible, conducted via audioconference, webconference or some other distance delivery mechanism. Students are asked to move out of on-campus housing. Spring commencement canceled.
 
Alaska state employees are on travel restrictions with no travel out-of-state permitted for State business.
 
Anchorage:
If you believe you have COVID-19 contact your medical provider or call 211 for a referral. Do not call 911 or stop by an Anchorage fire station unless you have emergency complications and need immediate medical assistance. 

Providence Alaska Medical Center is partnering with Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center to offer free drive-through COVID-19 testing for people with a clinical referral.

The testing is available beginning Monday, March 16, at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway, near the intersection of Lake Otis and East 42nd Ave.

 
Any events or gatherings of more than 50 people, banned more than 10 to be avoided.
 
Alyeska Resort, closed.
 
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, closed.
 
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, open.
 
Anchorage Baptist Temple, closed evening and mid-week gatherings. 
 
Anchorage Fire Department limited access to facilities.
 
Anchorage libraries closed.
 
Anchorage Museum closed.
 
Anchorage Water & Wastewater utility, shut offs suspended.
 
Archdiocese of Anchorage, closed.
 
Atwood Gym, closed.
 
Bars, no dine-in food or drink.
 
Ben Boeke Ice Arena, closed.
 
Bingo halls, closed.
 
Breweries, no dine-in food or drink.
 
Buffets and salad bars, closed to self-service.
 
ChangePoint Alaska, open Sunday services. Livestreaming.
 

Chugach Electric will not do any disconnects. The lobby at the utility will also be closed. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, buildings are closed to public. Worship materials available at churchofjesuschrist.org. Spring conference televised without audience. 
 
Cornerstone Church open for Sunday services.
 
Daytime shelters for homeless people closed.
 
Dempsey Anderson Ice Arena, closed.
 
Dena’ina Convention Center closed.
 
Eagle River Town Center building, closed to public.
 
Egan Convention Center closed.
 
Fairview recreation center closed.
 
Gyms & fitness centers, closed.
 
Kincaid Outdoor Center closed, bathrooms will remain open.
 
Lidia Selkregg Chalet closed, bathrooms will remain open.
 
Mann Leiser Memorial Greenhouse, closed.
 
Moseley Sports Center, closed.
 
Mountain View recreation center closed.
 
Municipal Light & Power, shut offs suspended.
 
Providence Hospital, closed to visitors except parents of child patients, family of end-of-life patients, and under special circumstances-one person accompanying emergency patients. Temperature check screening at main, emergency and main Health Park entrances. No elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries for non-life threatening and non-urgent care.
 
Public ice rinks, closed.
 
Public pools, closed.
 
REI closed.
 
Regal Cinemas, closed.
 
Restaurants, no dine-in food or drink.
 
Spenard recreation center closed.
 
Starbucks, drive-thru and to go only.
 
Sullivan Arena closed.
 
Theaters, closed.
 
The Dome Indoor Sports facility, closed.
 
Uber Pool Service, suspended.
 
Cordova
Cordova District Fishermen United, closed to public.
 
Fairbanks
Seniors or those individuals with compromised immune systems are strongly encouraged to follow the recommendations of health professionals. If you have any questions regarding borough functions, please call 459-1000. If you have questions regarding the public meetings for planning or platting, please call 459-1260.
 
No plans to close any city facilities as of March 15. The Fairbanks North Star Borough is canceling all non-essential Public Meetings and Boards/Commission Meetings. All Administrative functions will be open.
 
Animal Control, open with reduced staffing.
 
Big Dipper Ice Arena, closed.
 
Borough adaptive recreation programs, closed.
 
Borough Fire Stations closed to public.
 
Borough Senior programs, closed.
 
Catholic churches in the Fairbanks Diocese, open but ask ill to stay home.
 
MACS Transit open. 
 
Max C. Lyon Transit Center closed. Bus transfers will still occur at the station.
 
Noel Wien library, closed to public. Virtual/online access available.
 
North Pole Branch Library, closed to public. Virtual/online access available. 
 
Public Pools, closed.
 
Solid Waste – the Landfill and all Transfer Sites open.
 
True North Church open, encourages sick to watch services via Facebook.

Van Tran, open.

Haines Borough
We will continue to stream public meetings including Assembly meetings. Will limit meeting attendance to ten people.  
 
Chilkat Center will facilitate KHNS only. Closed to performances, rentals, meetings, classes.
 
Haines Borough Offices including Administration, police, fire and EMS discourage public visits. Will respond to calls and emails.
 
Haines Library, restricted use. All programs are canceled. The conference room, community room and reading room will be unavailable for gatherings Laptop computers and headphones will be unavailable for checkout. We encourage our patrons to observe a 6 foot distance from others.
 
Haines Pool, closed.
 
Haines Senior Center has curtailed congregated lunch service by decision of Catholic Community Services.  Lunches will be delivered to those who are signed up to participate.  
 
Haines Visitor Center, closed.
 
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, closed to public.
 
Juneau
Reservations at CBJ facilities impacted by the closure will be cancelled and refunded. Members of the public who want to cancel reservations at facilities not impacted by the closure may do so without cancellation fees.
 
Augustus Brown Pool closed.
 
Bartlett Regional Hospital suspending elective surgeries. Screening at entry doors.
 
Dimond Park Aquatic Center closed.
 
Douglas Public Library closed.
 
Downtown Public Library closed.
 
Gross-Alaska movie theaters, closed.
 
Juneau-Douglas City Museum closed.
 
Juneau Parks & Recreation Co-ed Volleyball season, postponed.
 
Juneau Hike Program open.
 
Mendenhall Valley Public Library closed.
 
Mount Jumbo Gym closed.
 
Pucker Wilson both locations open.
 
Senior Open Gym suspended.
 
Tlingit Haidi Offices, closed to public.
 
Treadwell Arena, closed.
 
Tribal Court hearings will be held telephonically, with electronic interactions.
 
United Fishermen of Alaska, closed. 
 
Wells Fargo Park Field House, closed.
 
Zach Gordon Youth Center closed. BAM After school program and Start Smart programs are suspended.
 
Kenai
Kenai City Hall and city departments, open.
Kenai library, closed. Due dates for materials will be adjusted.
Kenai Senior Center, closed. Delivered meals available.
Subway is open.
 
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Borough Emergency Services will continue without interruption. All public meetings through the month of March have been canceled. This includes all Assembly Meetings, as well as all Boards and Commission meetings.
 
All government offices closed to public access
 
Brett Ice Arena closed.
 
Central Landfill open. Central Landfill Admin building closed. Call 861-7600.
 
Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, closed to public. Call 861-7801. Mat-Su Borough Administration Building Gymnasium, closed.
 
Mat-Su Animal Control Facility open. Enforcement operations and investigations are being conducted as normal. Animals being returned to owners are by appointment only. Adoptions are by appointment only, you must have an animal in mind to adopt preferably with the Animal ID number provided on our website prior to visiting the shelter. Visitations with animals are suspended with the exception of the specific animal you are looking to adopt. No children are allowed in the facility.
 
Mat-Su Borough Capital Projects building, closed to public.
 
Mat-Su Borough Libraries closed to public.
 
Mat-Su Borough Operations and Maintenance building, closed to public. Road Hotline at 861-7755.
 
Palmer Library closed to public. All events canceled. Call the library to renew items weekdays between 10-2PM. Items returned to outside book drops will still be checked in daily.
 
Public Safety Buildings closed to the Public.
 
Skating Rinks closed.
 
Swimming pools closed.
 
Talkeetna Sewer and Water system will continue to operate. Talkeetna Sewer and Water facility closed to public. Call 861-7753. Waste Transfer sites will be fully open as previously scheduled.
 
Wasilla Public Library closed. Library staff will be available by phone M-Saturday, 10- 2PM to renew materials call 907-376-5913, ex. 0.
 
Seward
A state of emergency has been called. All City buildings, offices, and facilities are closed to the public for the same duration, with the exception of the Police Department window at City Hall.
 
All essential personnel will continue to work inside the City facilities and have been instructed to continue exercising caution and maintain compliance with CDC guidelines. Essential personnel may be reached by phone or email.

All City-related travel has been cancelled, and all work sessions and meetings of the Planning & Zoning Commission, Port & Commerce Advisory Board, and Historic Preservation Commission are cancelled. The Seward City Council will meet at its regular meeting on March 23, 2020 to ratify the declaration and to conduct time-sensitive business related to COVID-19.

Alaska SeaLife Center, closed to public. 
 
AVTEC gym and student services center, closed to public. Alaska Maritime Training Center spring session suspended. Otherwise open for business and all classes are in session. 
 
Seward Department of Motor Vehicles, closed. All driving tests cancelled. 
 
Community Development Department walk-in service suspended. The City asks that questions and applications be accepted by mail, online or by phone. Community Development will still be working to meet the Community’s questions, concerns and applications. 
 
Electric Department walk-in service suspended. Questions and applications will be accepted by mail, online, or by phone. The Electric Department will continue working to meet the community’s needs.
 
Fire Department Service Counters - In-person drop-in visits to the offices at the Fire Department have been temporarily suspended. Permit applications may be submitted by mail or email. Work that would require City personnel to enter a customer’s home is being suspended except under emergency circumstances. This suspension includes fire and life safety inspections of lodging establishments including Bed and Breakfast establishments until further notice. Required building inspections at commercial and residential sites will proceed as long as social distancing can be maintained. All emergencies will continue to be answered as normal with precautionary personal protective measures taken.
 
Seward Library & Museum, to the public and volunteers.  Library loans can be renewed as long as needed. 
 
Seward Senior Center apparently needs assistance for Meals on Wheels delivery program for elders.
 
Restaurants are self regulating and reportedly no open for in-house dining but are open for take out.
 
Utility and Harbor Payment Counters at the Harbor Master’s Office and City Hall, closed. Payments will be accepted by mail, online, by phone, City drop box or Harbor drop box. Customers will still be billed for harbor, water, wastewater and electric services. Past-due balances will continue to accrue if payment is not made, which may result in service termination after full service resumes. Water service will not be terminated during this period.  Work that would require City personnel to enter a customer’s home is being suspended except under emergency circumstances. 
 
Sitka:
The city will still allow employees who are providing services essential to the “health, safety, and security of Sitka’s citizens” to work in those spaces as needed. Leach said that other city employees will be asked to work remotely or be placed on administrative leave.
 
Sitkans returning from travel limit are asked to limit contact with high-risk community members and consider a self-quarantine. Local businesses are encouraged to allow remote work for employees or consider “phasing” by limiting the amount of personnel at work at one time, to avoid creating large gatherings.
 
All city buildings are closed.
Harrigan Centennial Hall closed.
Sitka Museum, closed.
Sitka Public Library closed.
Sitka Senior Center, Closed.
 
Skagway
Skagway pool, closed.
Skagway library, closed.
Skagway museum, closed.
Skagway Senior Center, closed.
 
Soldotna
Soldotna City Hall, open.
Soldotna Public Library, closed.
Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, closed.
 
Events:
AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program assistance at all sites postponed.
 
Alaska Association of Student Governments’ Spring Conference, April 3-5, canceled.

Alaska Folk Festival, April 13-19, canceled.

Alaska Mill & Feed adoption clinic, March 28, canceled.
 
Alaska Miners Association Biennial Conference, March 30-April 4, canceled.
 
Alaska Pacific University all commencement events in April canceled.
 
Alaska Press Club Conference, April 16-18, postponed.
 
Alaska Republican Party convention, April 2-3, to be conducted electronically.
 
Alaska State High School Basketball tournaments/conference tournaments postponed.
 
Alaska State Improv Festival, April 23-26, canceled.
 
Alaska State K-12 Science & Engineering Fair March 28, conducted electronically.

Alaska Summer Showcase, March 28, canceled.

Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference, April 6-8, canceled. 
 
Alaska SPCA walk-in veterinary clinic, March 21, canceled. 
 
American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting, March 23-26, canceled.
 
Anchorage Daily News Spring Job Fair, March 20, postponed.

Anchorage Daily News Alaska State Spelling Bee, March 25, postponed.

Anchorage Museum North x North Festival and Critical Futures Creative Conference, April, postponed.  

Andreafski/St Mary's Dog Races, March 20-22, canceled.
 
Andreafski/St Mary's basketball tournament, March 20-22, canceled.
 
Andreafski/St. Mary's Yup’ik dancing , March 20-22, canceled.
 
Arctic Entries, March 24, postponed.
 
AVTEC Job Fair, April 2, canceled.
 
Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit, April 7-8, postponed.

Cama-i Dance Festival, March 20-22, postponed. 

ComFish, postponed from March 25-27 to Sept. 17-19.

Festival of Native Arts, March 19-21, canceled.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs all meetings, luncheons through June canceled.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs 1915 Re-Creation of the Pioneer School House in April canceled.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Alaska state convention, May 21-23, canceled.

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 22-28 cancelled. 

Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, March 21, postponed.
 
Iditarod events at Nome city facilities, save City Hall, canceled.
 
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race meet-the-mushers event, March 21, postponed.
 
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Awards Banquet, March 22, postponed.
 
Juneau Health Fair, March 21, postponed.
 
Kobuk 440 dog sled race, April 2 canceled.
 
Meet Alaska/Alaska Support Industry Alliance March 20 conference canceled.
 
Midtown Mall Spring Craft Show, March 21-22, canceled.
 
Native Youth Olympics Games and all related activities, April 23-25, canceled.
 
North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, March 30-April 6, canceled.
 
Pulse Dance Co.'s anniversary concert, March 20-21, postponed.
 
Resident Hunters of Alaska Annual Banquet, March 28, postponed.

St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh at Hard Rock Cafe, Tuesday, March 17 postponed.

TBA Theatre’s “Hello, Dolly,” March 20-29, postponed.

University of Alaska all gatherings of at least 25 people until March 31 canceled or postponed.

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum, April 2–4,  canceled.