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Information on 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing. Stay informed through reputable, trusted sources like:

STAY Connect about COVID-19

  • You can also subscribe to Nixle for the latest Anchorage-related information on COVID-19 sent directly to your phone. Just text ANCHEALTH to 888-777.
  • You can sign up for AKDHSS updates by CLICKING HERE.
  • Additional questions? dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221.

How you can help

United Way of Anchorage has started a swift, easy way to help our neighbors hit hardest by the closures and changes stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. You can donate online to the ANCHORAGE CARES COVID-19 Response Fund at or text ANCcares to 41444.


Resources For Clients

  • Bean’s Cafe announced that it has agreed to facilitate a request from the Municipality of Anchorage to provide safe temporary shelter for up to 480 clients each day, 24 hours a day. The shelter opened on Saturday, March 21 with an initial capacity of 290. The two facilities that will be used for emergency overnight shelter will be the Sullivan Arena and BenBoeke Ice Arena, which allows sufficient space for shelter officials to set up sleeping facilities at a distance of six feet apart.
  • Do you have questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Call Alaska 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221). Alaska Health and Social Services have enlisted 2-1-1 to field all public calls regarding the disease. 2-1-1 staff will also be joined by licensed medical professionals (Alaska Respond volunteers) to offer callers their medical expertise.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, you may qualify for assistance through Coordinated Entry. Please click on the link to learn more and visit one of our Access Points to receive a referral: Access Point Handout – Updated June 24, 2020
  • To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Anchorage Health Department and satellite locations will be limiting services to over the phone and appointments only effective March 19, 2020. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Many services and benefits will still be available but via telephone or limited to in-person appointments only. Any in-person business or service must be prearranged with the specific program. Your health is priority. Please save yourself a trip and contact the Anchorage Health Department before coming to the office. ​AHD remains committed to serving you, please contact them to discuss how they may continue to provide the support you need:​
    • Community Health Nursing: 343-4799
    • Aging and Disability Resource Center: 343-7770
    • Women, Infants and Children: 343-4668
    • Child Care Licensing: 343-4758
    • Environmental Health (Food and Air): 343-4200
    • Community Safety and Development: 343-4822
    • Main Number: 343-6718

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