The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) has increased the level of operation of the Emergency Operations Center to Level Two. According to the MOA Emergency Operations Plan, response operations Level 2 is done due to a situation or threat that has developed requiring a partial activation of the EOC, which may extend beyond the regular workday and require round-the-clock monitoring. Staffing of the EOC by OEM staff will likely be supplemented by other agencies.
“We are continuing our coordination efforts in response to COVID-19 and have formulated a unified command with our public safety partners,” said Office of Emergency Management Director Amanda Loach. “We have been here since January supporting one another and our community. We are also coordinating our operations with State of Alaska, nonprofits, the business community, and federal partners. Our goal is to keep the residents of the Municipality healthy, working, playing, and more resilient.”
There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alaska. The Anchorage Health Department (AHD) requests that community members take everyday actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching face, eyes, nose, and mouth
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Stay home and avoid others when sick
Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
Visit www.muni.org/covid-19 for information, links, and resources to help keep our community safe and healthy. To subscribe to AHD’s Nixle for COVID-19 updates, text ANCHEALTH to 888-777. Alaska 2-1-1 is ready to answer questions about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or refer callers to additional resources. Dial 2-1-1 or 800-478-2221 in areas without 211 access.