State of Alaska Unveils COVID-19 Dashboard
The new Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard has been unveiled in an effort to keep the public informed with the latest data available on the coronavirus disease 2019.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today unveiled the new Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard in an effort to keep the public informed with the latest data available on the coronavirus disease 2019.
“Our public health officials are constantly evaluating the flow of information and the best possible route for supplying Alaskans with timely information. The interactive Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard provides the public with the latest data while keeping in mind the confidentiality and sensitivity surrounding each individual case,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “I thank my team for standing up this tool so quickly and for their ongoing work as we navigate this pandemic together.”
The Alaska COVID-19 Dashboard is designed to provide the public Alaska-centric data, including geographical data using information provided by local hospitals, commercial labs, and state labs. Additionally, the Dashboard connects Alaskans with federal and community partner websites. The Dashboard will continue to be updated with new information and categories.
“I thank our DHSS data team, epidemiology team, and lab team for helping to make this information-filled dashboard a reality as we continue to provide transparency of all data available,” said Dr. Anne Zink. “We understand this new look may take time to get familiar with and encourage Alaskans to check back in the coming days and weeks as we continue to make updates and changes.”
Click here for Dr. Zink’s April 2, 2020 PowerPoint presentation.
The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.
For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.alaska.gov.
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