Anchorage: Coping with COVID-19



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AARP Alaska held this Access Live event to share information with Anchorage residents about how the municipality plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and social activities. Joining the call was Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Nathasha Pineda (Director, Anchorage Department of Health), and Dr. Bruce Chandler (Medical Officer, Anchorage Health Department). Mayor Berkowitz began the call by discussing how Anchorage is doing and how he plans to reopen things in a guarded way. Participants had questions about topics such as the timeline for a vaccine, clarification on what will and what will not be opening, life and transmission of the virus, the complication of pre-existing conditions, and how to disinfect items properly.