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Infectious Disease

Communities of Faith

In Alaska, we have seen clusters of cases associated with places of worship as well as gatherings such as weddings and funerals. This video conference will connect faith leaders to DHSS experts to ask questions and learn more about how to gather in faith more safely.

Upcoming ECHO discussions

On the second Monday of every month at 2 pm, leaders from faith communities are invited to join state health officials on Zoom to discern how to best practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe. These conversations will include services, funerals and weddings. 

  • Monday, December 14, 2020
    That Feeling You Have is Grief – Managing Strong Emotions in a Time of Covid-19
    The sustained rollercoaster of emotions during the past several months has been a new experience for almost all of us. Stress, anxiety and grief have become regular parts of our day to day life rather than infrequent visitors. This session will discuss how these emotions feel and how we can use simple solutions to take care of ourselves and others.

    The discussion will be led by State of Alaska experts from the Departments of Education and Early Development and Health and Social Services, Sharon Fishel, MS LPC and Patrick Sidmore, MSW.

    Meeting ID: 979 9855 9240
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Recordings of past ECHO discussions 

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For more information

Email or call 907-865-5903.

For more information or additional guidance, please contact:
Karol Fink, MS, RDN
State of Alaska, State Contact for Large Gatherings and Events during COVID-19

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