Coronavirus DHSS March 3, 2020 Update

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services:

COVID-19: Situation overview

DHSS is closely monitoring the rapidly-emerging outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late December 2019. Cases have been identified in a growing number of locations, including the United States. We are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, Tribal, state and local partners to respond to this evolving public health threat.

There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.

Each person, organization and workplace will need to make their own decisions regarding their individual situations, but at this time:
DHSS is not recommending general home quarantine in response to COVID-19
DHSS is not recommending canceling mass public gatherings
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and inform the public if there are changes to these recommendations.

Please view the March 3 video update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink:

https://youtu.be/Vqdribb41gc

Please select the link below to read what Alaskans can do to prepare for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) :
http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/HumanCoV/COVID-19_Whatthepubliccando.pdf