Taking precautions against this infection is essential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throw the tissue in the trash), avoid touching any part of your face with unwashed hands, and stay at home if you are sick.
COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. If you are experiencing any kind of respiratory trouble, call your health care provider before coming to Southcentral Foundation or the Alaska Native Medical Center so that phone screening can take place in an effort to minimize transmission of illness. In the case of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to visit the Emergency Department at the hospital or clinic in your community.
Camai Community Health Center proudly serves Naknek, King Salmon and South Naknek. Click here for their COVID-19 updates and resources.
The CDC released an online Coronavirus Self-Checker bot named Clara; a resource for individuals deciding whether to seek medical care. Through a series of questions regarding symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and contacts, Clara can make recommendations on how to proceed.
During this time of unprecedented global public health crisis, many people are feeling the stress of the health threat. Find tips for supporting your community’s mental health here.
MSHF Has Awarded More Than $375,000 for Coronavirus Prevention and Response
The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has made nine grant awards totaling $378,124 to nonprofit service providers for coronavirus prevention and response. The foundation’s Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant program was developed over the last two weeks and will continue offering grants throughout the pandemic. For more details on the grant awards, click here.
How to Apply for a CPR Grant
Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant requests may be as high as $50,000 per nonprofit organization. Approvals are prioritized as follows: 1. Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are trying to minimize exposure for high risk groups and meet the basic needs of the people they serve; and, 2. Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are working to secure basic needs for all residents (i.e. food banks, homeless prevention program utility and rent payments). Interested nonprofits serving Mat-Su residents may apply online through the Target Wellness grant program linked here.