What you need to know

With so many opinions and beliefs about COVID-19 circulating, it can be challenging to know where to find reliable information. The best place to start is with yourself.

When it comes to COVID-19, it is important for you to be empowered with information regarding your health and to make decisions based on the information you have received. This is where COVID-19 testing comes into play.

COVID-19 testing is essential in helping slow the spread of the virus by identifying those who have the virus and enabling treatment or quarantining. Testing enables you to make informed decisions about your health.

Testing in the Municipality

Various providers host free COVID-19 testing clinics around the Municipality of Anchorage. You can find testing at the Alaska Airlines Center and the Ted Stevens International Airport. Or you can find a location near you and register here: https://anchoragecovidtest.org/

Who should get a COVID-19 test, according to the MOA/Visit Healthcare sites:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated people who have had prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their primary care provider.

For more information, follow the CDC recommendations.

Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Municipality of Anchorage.