Your safety is important to us. Alaska Health Fair takes pride in the fact that our volunteers and staff–with your support and cooperation–were able to deliver over 100 events during the pandemic, safely serving thousands of Alaskans. We hope to continue to rely on your cooperation in keeping our clients, staff and volunteers safe. Please take a moment to review these important considerations before making an appointment with Alaska Health Fair.
If you recently traveled outside of Alaska, please note that Alaska Health Fairs strongly recommends that you follow the State and Municipal guidelines pertaining to the interstate travel. As of writing of this post, the most recent guidelines were issued by the State on February 14th and can be viewed here: https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/02.14.21-Health-Advisory-2-International-and-Interstate-Travel.pdf
On the Day of the Appointment
The following are the questions to ask yourself to determine if it is safe for you to keep your appointment. If you answer yes to any of the following, please call to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You can also cancel or reschedule your appointment using the link conveniently located in the confirmation email that you received.
1. Have you traveled in or out of the state in the last 14 days? Even if you did not leave the country?
2. Have you been around someone told to quarantine or that has had a positive test results in the last 14 days?
Have you had any of the following symptoms that is new in the last 14 days?
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Increased sputum (phlegm) production
If you have new symptoms, even mild ones, that could be COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider or your local Public Health Center.
For Fully Vaccinated Individuals
We ask that fully vaccinated individuals refer to the most recent guidance from federal, state and local agencies in regards to how to protect yourself and others. Please follow this link to one such resource from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
To recap, according to CDC, “until we know more about [the effectiveness of vaccines and other factors], everyone — even people who’ve had their vaccines — should continue taking basic prevention steps when recommended.”
Again, we thank you for your cooperation! Please call us with any questions – (907) 278-0234 for Anchorage/Statewide, (907) 374-6853 in Fairbanks, or (907) 723-5100 in Juneau.