COVID-19 Updates

ASRC Office Closure

ASRC offices remain closed to the general public as well as those employees without pre-approved access, though ASRC did begin a phased re-opening in late March of 2021. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for anyone living or working in Alaska who is age 16 or older. The Pfizer vaccine is available to those age 12 and older.

  • Appointments are limited, but more appointments open regularly
  • Alaska is the first state in the nation to open vaccine appointments to everyone

More information: check out the DHSS website.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


COVID-19 Symptoms

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 human resources and 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​.​

For the health and safety of our employees, employees who meet the following criteria should not come to work until they have notified and received clearance to return by Human Resources:

  • Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, including any one or more symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, or shortness of breath.  Such persons must stay away from ASRC offices until they are free of symptoms for 24-hours and have been cleared to return by Human Resources.[1]  Employees who come to work with signs of acute respiratory illness will be sent home.
  • Employees who have been in close contact with persons who have COVID-19.
  • Employees who recently traveled to a location for which the CDC has issued a COVID-19 warning (see CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices).  Employees who have traveled to such high warning areas will be asked to stay away from the workplace for up to 14 days, or as recommended by the CDC. 

ASRC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.  If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Human Resources: or 907.339.6886.


COVID-19 Resources

Up-to-date information and resources for COVID-19 prevention and response.

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