Saturday, March 28, 2020:

We are still getting questions about COVID-19 testing. If you feel that you are having COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and call your medical provider or health care professional for guidance. You will be evaluated by phone to determine if you need testing for COVID-19. Continue to practice good handwashing, practice social distancing, avoid crowds of people and stay home! Each of these measures will help to prevent the spread of this disease. 

Call the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital's HOTLINE at 907-458-2888 if you feel that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Non medical questions can be directed to Alaska 211.​


Friday, March 27, 2020:

Alaska ​Governor Mike Dunleavy and DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink announced two new COVID-19 Health Mandates today #11 and 12. 

These require STATEWIDE compliance with social distancing and restrictions on in statewide travel.  Visit: http://dhss.alaska.gov/News/Documents/press/2020/FAQs_03272020-SOA-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-011-012.pdf for complete details.


Thursday, March 26, 2020:

-We are making some edits to this page so that it is easier to find information. Remember the best place to get official information from the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is via: www.coronavirus.alaska.gov.

-If you have medical questions, call the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital's Coronavirus Hot Line: 458-2888.​

-Our partners at the City of Fairbanks have excellent useful information too: https://www.fairbanksalaska.us/mayor/page/covid-19-information

​-We will continue to en​courage the use of this Coronavirus recommendations tool: https://c19check.com/start​. This tool is from Vital Software and Emory University. (Note: This tool is NOT intended to be used for the diganosis or treatment of COVID-19.)

-Remember, each day we have an opportunity to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water, cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue (NOT your hands!), do not touch your face, do not shake hands and most importantly, reduce your exposure to large numbers of people. Practice social distancing and if you are sick, or even mildly ill, STAY HOME and call your medical provider for guidance.

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Information for Tanana Chiefs Conference/IHS Beneficiaries
​TCC is increasing the amount of COVID-19 testing that we can perform at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC).  CAIHC patients can choose to receive COVID-19 testing as either a walk-in patient at the Urgent Care Clinic or they will now also have the option of scheduling an appointment for our drive-by testing which will occur in the CAIHC parking lot if they would like to avoid going into the clinic.  
It is important to understand that testing is only effective for patients who are currently symptomatic (fever, coughing, or shortness of breath).  Drive by testing will be occurring Monday-Friday from 12-5pm and is by appointment only.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for the drive-by testing please call Central Scheduling at 451-6682. 

3/20/2020 6:28 PM
The following FNSB Peger Road Offices will be closed to the public effective March 19th, 2020:
Transportation, Emergency Operations, Animal Control, and Air Quality for an indefinite period of time.
To contact FNSB's Animal Control enforcement team, please call 907-459-1493.
Animal Control Officers are still on duty but will be conducting most business over the phone or in the field. ​This will not effect the Animal Shelter at 2408 Davis Road.
3/19/2020 7:41 PM
Solid Waste Division - Operational Changes
​​Solid Waste Division - Operational Changes
The following changes will be implented regarding the Solid Waste Division:
Central Recycling Facility - Closed.
Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste - Closed.
Asbestos - Not accepting asbestos at this time.
Commercial Customers - Existing charge accounts or credit card only. No cash or checks accepted at this time.
Junk Automobiles - Not accepted at this time.
These changes are in effect until March 30, 2020 and are subject to change.
3/19/2020 7:21 PM
FNSB Temporarily Suspends MACS Bus and Van Tran Services Effective 3/19/2020
​For Immediate Release
Borough bus service to be temporarily suspended beginning March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020 (Fairbanks, AK) – FNSB Administration has been closely monitoring the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation and working to ensure that employees are able to safely provide essential services that are aligned with the recommendations or mandates issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor's Office and the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.​

As a result, FNSB must temporarily suspend ALL MACS Transit and Van Tran services effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. All eight of the MACS Transit bus lines and Van Tran services will be suspended. This interruption is expected to last a few days. This will allow for the procurement of personal protection equipment (PPE) and provide for necessary training on the use of PPE's. FNSB Transportation is working with local labor unions to provide driver training in order to quickly return the system to service.

FNSB Chief of Staff Jim Williams said, "We need to hit the pause button. This is an essential service to the community and the Administration is applying every available resource to resume transportation services as quickly as possible."

​For more information, please call the FNSB Transportation Department at 459-1002. Visit www.fnsb.us for current news and information on COVID-19 and borough operational closures.​
3/18/2020 6:59 PM
City of Fairbanks COVID-19 Information
For information on the operations of the City of Fairbanks, visit: https://www.fairbanksalaska.us/mayor/page/covid-19-information​​
3/18/2020 2:23 PM
FNSB's COVID-19 Info
March 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM:
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has established a COVID-19 HOTLINE for those who are experiencing Corona Virus symptoms: 
Medical Staff will be available to answer questions and the service will be expanded to manage call volume.
If you or a family member have flu like symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath or if you believe that you've been exposed to the Corona Virus, stay home and call your primary medical provider. 
If you have symptoms, you must call ahead to determine the most appropriate care.
Refrain from visiting the emergency room or urgent care to limit your exposure to others. 
For non-clinical questions, call 211.

Visit Providence Alaska's online/interactive Corona Virus Assessment too here: https://www.providence.org/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus-advisory​.

If you need immediate care call 9-1-1.​
3/16/2020 6:04 PM

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