This webpage is dedicated to providing Chugach’s employees with the latest COVID-19 pandemic information, resources and suggestions during this unprecedented time. Scroll down for topics and links to take care of ourselves and each other.
CDC & WHO Guidance
Chugach encourages you to know the facts from trusted sources, including the CDC Website, the WHO website, and local health departments. Here is a sample of informative factsheets:
Telemedicine, Benefits and Employee Resources
Along with Guidance from the CDC, Chugach recommends those personnel with potential symptoms to contact their Benefits Nurse Hotline or other telemedicine portal prior to seeking in-person medical attention. As always, in case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
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If you do not see your benefit provider listed above, use the customer service number on the back of your insurance card for further assistance. Click here for FEHB plans.
Our daily lives are disrupted. We are balancing new situations within our community, family, and work. This fluid situation may be stressful. The following outlets provide you free, confidential access to professionals who can guide you to the resources you need most for you and your family.
- Chugach’s Employee Assistance Program is designed to help you lead a happier and more productive life at home and at work. Call 1-800-854-1446 for confidential access to a Licensed Professional Counselor who can help you.
- Mental Health America Resources reports as the number of COVID-19 cases increase, so does the associated anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has complied a range of resources and information from mental health to financial support.
- Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety with Shine and Mental Health America’s partnered mental health toolkit, comprised of research-backed tools including articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety screenings, and more.
Integrate movement into your work from home routine using these helpful and easily adaptable exercises. The endorphins and mental health benefits of physical activity will decrease stress and rejuvenate your outlook.
- Wellness from Your Desk
- 11 Healthy Living Tips
- The 7 Best At-Home Work Out Routines
- How to Stay Fit Working from Home
New to working from home? Check out these short videos to outfit your home “office.” These tips help you establish an ergonomically friendly work environment and reduce potential musculoskeletal injuries.
- Set up your chair to lessen strain on back, neck, and hips
- Align your keyboard and mouse to a proper position
- Position your monitor to reduce eye and body strain
Now that you are comfortable, let’s ensure your safety. Follow this checklist to protect you, your family, and your work from fire, electrical, and security concerns.
Ensure the security of your personal and professional data by following these 5 Steps as you create a cybersecure home.
With many colleagues caring for and teaching young people in their homes, Chugach shares the following free resources to aid you and your family in this new role.
“Tour” some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “explore” a theme park. “Visit” animals live footage of pandas playing at the zoo!
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
Bamboo Books offers narrated stories and exercises to help children improve listening comprehension. For children using Amazon Alexa based devices, Bamboo Books offers text and images to permit reading along with Alexa.
The Child Mind Institute offers digital responses to the coronavirus including: daily Facebook video chats and consultations with clinicians, remote evaluations & telemedicine, and daily email tips for parenting during the crisis.
EVERFi brings learning to life at home for K-12 students. The educational platform features self-paced, digital lessons for remote learning, built-in learning checks & games, and real-time feedback. If your school is not registered, parents can e-mail EVERFI at email@example.com to get access.
Parents who were homeschooling before the crisis hit have shared some tips on how to teach kids at home in this article.
The Alaska Children’s Trust has created a #Resilient19 campaign where they encourage families to share their resilient stories and resources. Check out the list here.
Looking for more variety in educational activities? Education Reimagined and We Are Teachers have both put together a variety of free educational resources for kids of all ages.
For younger kiddos, PBS is offering an educational resource guide themed around PBS kids programming like Sesame Street.
Scholastic has a collection of Learn At Home activities for kids ages Pre K-9th grade.
For high school kids, here’s a list of 10 educational websites to supplement their schoolwork.
Alaska Based Resources
Learn more about the State of Alaska COVID-19 Response and Safety Measures.
Department of Human Health and Social Services published this chart to explain testing options for those traveling to Alaska.
The Anchorage COVID-19 Community Information (ACCI) website has pooled together resources that will help the Anchorage community during this difficult time. ACCI includes student resources that can assist during the school closure, suggestions on how to continue to support local businesses by ordering delivery services, services that can provide financial relief, apps that make your life easier and mental health resources.
Providence offers an online Coronavirus assessment tool and allows visitors to schedule virtual visits.
Sign up for Alaska Department of Health and Human Resources for timely updates, specifically for Travel Restrictions and Public Care Services.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium website includes resources and information on ANTHC’s readiness to respond to COVID-19 healthcare needs.
Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a wide variety of services in your community including emergency food and shelter, educational opportunities, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, child care, and much more.
Internet service providers are offering discounts. For existing customers, Alaska Communications is offering 10% off internet service for students and educators; GCI is allowing a free upgrade to the next level of service; and MTA is offering a free upgrade and unlimited data.
Learn which service providers are or are not lifting caps on internet in response to the increased demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.