Be a Healthy Holiday Traveler

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There’s no place like home for the holidays. It’s a familiar tune–and especially true this holiday season, when public health officials urge us to “keep our bubble small” and avoid large gatherings.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, chimes in with this update:

Dr. Anthony Fauci offers this feedback HERE, urging families to forego large gatherings during the holidays.

Alaska’s Dept. of Health and Social Services is urging anyone who receives a positive COVID-19 test result to notify their own close contacts as soon as possible so individuals can quarantine without delay. 

“We acknowledge that what we’re asking may be very difficult,” said Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink. “Remember anyone can get COVID. There should be no stigma associated with this highly infectious disease. If you are identified as a close contact, please quarantine immediately and remain in quarantine for a full 14 days. And if you need help, please ask for support.”

Click through for step-by-step guidance on reaching out to your close contacts if you test positive for COVID-19 (details on page two).

Whether you’re at home, on the road or in the air, practice prevention and reduce risks. Follow the 3 Ws (wear a mask, wash hands frequently and watch your space by maintaining at least 6 feet from non-household members) and avoid the 3 Cs (closed spaces, crowded places and close contact situations). 

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