The most up to date and accurate information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization – free flu shots available in Petersburg at Public Health Center . Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Information 907-269-3046

Here’s the state of Alaska’s website for covid-19

Here’s other coverage from Alaska Public Media on coronavirus

Here’s important information and other links from the Petersburg borough

The Petersburg borough’s information for small businesses, non-profits and employees impacted by covid-19

Petersburg Medical Center has set up a 24-hour hotline for people who think they may have been exposed to Coronavirus: 907-772-5788

KFSK has started a daily radio call in program with local hospital, school, borough and public health officials.

Here is the program from Tuesday, March 31

Here’s the program from Monday, March 30

Here’s the program from Friday, March 27 including Senator Lisa Murkowski

Here is the program from Thursday, March 26

Here’s the program from Wednesday, March 25

Here’s the program from Tuesday, March 24

Here’s the show from Monday, March 23

Here’s the show from Friday, March 20, 2020:

Here’s the show from Thursday, March 19, 2020:

Here’s the show from Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

Here’s the show from Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Here’s the third show Monday, March 16, 2020:

Here’s the second show Friday, March 13, 2020:

Here’s the first Thursday, March 12, 2020:

These shows will be around 12:30 p.m. daily.

Petersburg Medical Center homepage

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s website for covid-19


Issued March 12, 2020

By: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska

In order to prevent or slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is recommending all Alaskans become familiar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance on community mitigation. We are advising Alaskans to implement protective measures outlined in the “preparedness phase” and to strongly consider implementing the “minimal to moderate” activities (see page 3). Examples of social distancing strategies that should be followed now include:

For the General Public

  • Stay home if you are sick with a respiratory illness. If you develop a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever subsides.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is coughing, sneezing, or feeling feverish.
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowded places as much as possible.
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging as much as possible.
  • If you live in a rural area, consider limiting non-essential travel to protect your community.

For High-Risk Groups

  • This group includes persons aged 60 years and over and persons with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, or other immune compromising illnesses.
  • When you go out in public, try to maintain at least 6 feet distance from people – especially from people who are sick.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible, especially large gatherings.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.

For Businesses and Employers

  • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible.
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces.
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
  • Assess the risks of business travel.
  • Encourage liberal leave policies and teleworking options for staff.

For Schools

  • Consider adjusting or postponing gatherings that mix between classes, grades, and other schools.
  • Adjust after-school arrangements to avoid mixing between classes, grades, and other schools.

Considerations for Event Planners

For Religions and Faith-based Organizations