From:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Commissioners Office, DOA (DOA sponsored)

Sent:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:10 PM

To:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Commissioners Office, DOA (DOA sponsored)

Subject:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resourcesfor State Employees

Attachments:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03.04.20 COVID-19 FAQs.pdf


From the commissionerís Desk

From the Commissioner's Corner



Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

for State Employees

Dear State Employees,

The State of Alaska is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While there is no evidence that COVID-19 is spreading in Alaska at this time, cases have been identified in over a dozen states, including evidence of community transmission in some areas.

With the developing coronavirus situation, we want to ensure you have accurate information about the illness and are aware of resources available to you as a State employee. For this reason, the Division of Personnel and Labor relations has created a FAQ document and webpage detailing important information and resources available to State employees related to the virus. The FAQ document, which you will find attached, discusses symptoms, what to do if you exhibit symptoms, options for State employees who must care for sick loved ones, resources available to state employees to prevent illness in the workplace, and other important information.

I encourage you to take a moment to review the document when you have a time. The information contained in the document is also available at, where it will be updated as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions not addresses in the FAQ document, please contact your HR manager directly.



Kelly Tshibaka


Department of Administration


State of Alaska