Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. How are you going to celebrate? Can you celebrate safely?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published some new recommendations for staying safe during the holidays. One of the key takeaways is that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, large family gatherings can be dangerous, especially if they include people from different households.

COVID-19 is spiking across the state, which means its time to redouble our efforts to keep our loved ones safe. Be diligent about social distancing and understand the risks of crowded indoor spaces. By being careful, we can celebrate a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Please be safe,
New COVID-19 Restrictions in Anchorage
New restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Anchorage.

New and existing restrictions include:

  • Mask mandate for everyone over the age of 5.
  • Face shields are acceptable for those who cannot tolerate wearing a face mask.
  • All indoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. (10 people if food or drinks are served)
  • All outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people. (20 people if food or drinks are served)
  • Workers must have access and wear masks or face coverings when with others. 
  • Businesses can deny admittance to any individual who fails to comply with the mask mandate. 
  • K-12 classrooms are limited to 50% capacity. 
Get update on roads and trails in Anchorage.

Date: Wednesday, November 18

Time: Anytime between 4 and 7 pm

Location: Online
Get Vaccinated for the Flu
One of the easiest ways to protect the health of your family is to get a flu shot.

A flu vaccination is especially important for people with underlying medical conditions;

  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes

Getting vaccinated for the flu is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Preventing the flu helps reduce the burden on our health care systems.