In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska is providing information and resources to help older Alaskans and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued health mandates for Alaskans requiring Alaskans to stay home except for necessary activities like health care and grocery shopping, and to social distance -- stay 6 feet away from others -- if they have to go out.
If you are concerned you might have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, or have symptoms associated with coronavirus, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recommends that you call your health care provider about whether you should be tested.
Signs of the virus are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.
(Read more about coronavirus and how to stay safe.)
Up-to-date state and local health information:
Financial benefits, including unemployment and federal economic impact payments:
If you or someone you know is feeling stressed or overwhelmed:
Beware of coronavirus scams:
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