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Large Gatherings and Community Events in Alaska

The state’s interim advisory guidance is posted on the Reopen Alaska Responsibly website.

The CDC offers this guidance:

What Alaskans need to know

  • You do not need to ask the state permission to host a large gathering. The state is not approving/disapproving mass/large gatherings.

  • Every large event should develop a plan to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission. CDC has guidance to help you develop your plan.

  • Event planners should always consult with the local community where they hope to conduct an event; some communities may have restrictions or application requirements for large events.

  • Event planners working on similar types of events (e.g., sports, parades, concerts) are strongly encouraged to work collaboratively to share ideas and develop plans. The state is helping facilitate these working sessions and you’ll be notified when they occur by joining the listserv.

Connect with other event organizers 

There is a state Large Gatherings and Community Events listserv you can join to connect organizers of large events including concerts (indoor and outdoor), recreational events (running competitions), other sports events including tournaments, sports games with spectators, fairs and festivals, parades, free concerts in the park, etc. The listserv will be used to distribute information, resources and announce opportunities for facilitated discussion between organizers of large gathering and community events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar for organizers

Participate in webinars for organizers of large gathering and community events to learn from experts and each other actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Mondays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    June 8 – July 27, 2020

Join the Zoom meeting

Who should attend?

Alaska organizers of concerts (indoor and outdoor), recreational events (running competitions), other sports events including tournaments, sports games with spectators, fairs and festivals, parades, free concerts in the park, conventions, etc.

How does it work?

At no cost to participants, Project ECHO creates a virtual learning network with real-time access to a team of experts. Each session features a brief lecture and an interactive discussion via Zoom videoconferencing:

For more information about the calls, please contact echo@alaskachd.org or Karol.fink@alaska.gov

For more information

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
907.269.3457
Karol.Fink@Alaska.gov