COVID-19 Resource Page
As we continue to respond to COVID-19, you can visit this page for up-to-date information as well as to learn what resources are available to help mitigate the health and economic impacts of this pandemic, including travel advisories and updates on loan assistance.
It’s important to remember that all issues impacting public health should be taken seriously, and only reliable sources should be trusted. I encourage everyone to seek out reputable sources. We all must work to ensure that we are spreading facts, not fear.
COVID-19 Vaccine Status
There are 3 vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the Johnso& Johnson vaccine. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are both mRNA vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. Alaska was the first state in the US to remove eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is now available for anyone living or working in Alaska who is age 16 or older.
- Click here for the Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Homepage.
- Click here for the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Homepage.
COVID-19 What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
What the public can do to help stop the spread?
- The best way to prevent the transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, is by practicing good hygiene, cleaning frequently used surfaces often, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask in public.
How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
RESOURCES FOR ALASKANS
- COVID-19 Vaccine Status Updates
- Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub
- COVID-19 Testing
- Health and Safety:
- Alaska Communities
- COVID-19 Guidance:
- State of Alaska Travel Information
- State Department Travel Advisories
- CDC Travel Recommendations
- CDC Travel Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals
- Alaska Department of Transportation
- Alaska Travel Industry Association
INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
- Public Health Emergency – US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- US Department of Education
- FEMA COVID-19 Response Page
- FDA COVID-19 Resources