The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

Coronavirus Information

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

     

    Preventative Measures

    There are simple, everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care as needed.
  • Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub

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