This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.

Friday, March 6, 2020

03/06/20: Kenai Peninsula Borough continues to support healthcare preparedness and prevention efforts

The Borough Office of Emergency Management is part of a joint information system that has been created by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services. The state-wide system includes local, state and non-government agencies working together to distribute correct information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Residents may call the information number
2-1-1. For Alaskans that cannot access 2-1-1, please call 800-478-2221. The phone numbers are free, confidential referral and information helplines. The information referral specialists are currently equipped to take and triage calls, and to refer callers to appropriate resources according to their current procedures. Starting Monday, March 9, an Alaska Respond volunteer will be in the 2-1-1 call center; the Alaska Respond volunteers are licensed medical professionals that lend their healthcare expertise to call center staff. For Alaskans who live in areas where 2-1-1 cannot be accessed, please call 800-478-2221.

Other trusted sources are listed below:
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907-262-INFO (4636) or EMAIL
Facebook and Twitter @KPBalerts
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Media contact: Brenda Ahlberg, Public Information Officer 907-231-6505

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