Northwest Arctic Borough Residents,
Maniilaq Association, Northwest Arctic Borough School District, and Northwest Arctic Borough have a plan should the virus enter the region. Details of that will be released through our websites, social media, and KOTZ Radio. We need to work together to protect ourselves and our communities from a regionwide COVID- 19 epidemic.
March 27th, 2020 Public Health Update from Mayor Lucy Nelson
March 25th, 2020 Mar 25th Situation Report Update
March 25th, 2020 COVID-19 FAQS
March 25th, 2020 HUNKER DOWN ORDER FAQS
March 24, 2020 Emergency Proclamation “Hunker Down” Order EO-02
March 18th, 2020 Borough Declaration of Public Health Disaster
March 17th, 2020 School District Letter to Parents and Children
March 16th, 2020 Maniilaq Health Center Launches COVID-19 Hotline
March 14th, 2020 COVID-19 JOINT PRESS RELEASE
Remember to take everyday preventive actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease should avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. For more guidance, see the CDC’s People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 webpage.
Symptoms include fever (>100.4°F), cough and shortness of breath and may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Call your health care provider if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing within
14 days of travel from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled and is ill, you should:
- Stay home when sick
- Avoid contact with others
- Call and tell your medical provider about recent travel and describe symptoms
- Follow recommendations of your medical provider
- If you do not have a regular medical provider, Alaska 2-1-1 can provide more information and referrals to additional resources.
- Dial 2-1-1 or 800-478-2221 in areas without 211 access.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. For more information, see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019 fact sheet.