Updated February 21, 2020

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is closely monitoring the rapidly-emerging outbreak of COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.

We are working with CDC and other state and local public health partners to respond to this emerging public health threat.

Those most at risk are those who have traveled recently to Wuhan or other areas involved in the outbreak. For travel notices and advisories, please visit this CDC website before you travel: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

If you recently traveled to Wuhan or another area affected by this outbreak and you have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider to make arrangements to see someone. Please call ahead to avoid infecting others.

Alaska-specific information will be posted here: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/Human-Coronavirus.aspx