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Sunday, March 15, 2020

03/15/2020 Travelers Returning to Alaska Asked to Practice Prevention

For more information visit Alaska Department of Health & Social Services web page
Travelers returning to Alaska are asked to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Practice the six-feet distance between you and others, wash your hands regularly (doing so as soon as you get home is a good practice too), please stay home if you are sick.

Those returning from countries listed on the “Level 3 Travel Health Notice" are being asked by the CDC to stay home for 14 days upon their return. These Level 3 areas have widespread or ongoing community spread of the illness. For more information visit the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services at

There is also a phone number for basic health questions too. Call 2-1-1 to speak with an information referral specialists. They are equipped to take and triage these calls, and to refer callers to appropriate resources. The 2-1-1 call center staff also includes an Alaska Respond volunteer. These volunteers are licensed medical professionals and can help answer basic health questions. For Alaskans who live in areas where 2-1-1 can't be accessed, please call 800-478-2221.

Alaska Department of Health & Social Services webpage:
Facebook page @alaska.dhss and Twitter page Alaska_DHSS

Central Peninsula Hospital – Soldotna, AK webpage:
South Peninsula Hospital – Homer, AK webpage:
Providence Seward Medical Center – Seward, AK webpage:

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a dedicated webpage for staff, students and families:

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