COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Please call Kodiak Community Health Center before visiting if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Find reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 information from these sources:

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 and has now spread throughout the world including Alaska.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. When a person with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, they produce respiratory droplets that may land in the mouths and noses of people nearby. These respiratory droplets may also land on objects and surfaces. When another person touches the object or surface and then touches their mouth, nose, or eyes, they may be infected with the virus.​

Learn more about COVID-19 transmission on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

These symptoms may appear 2 to 4 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

​Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website.

How can I protect myself and others?

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if you can't wash your hands.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, stay home.

Learn more about COVID-19 prevention on the CDC website.

 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention