An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

State releases Alaska-themed materials encouraging COVID-19 precautions

Signs and guidelines with Alaskan imagery are available online

The state released a package of free materials for small businesses to use including how-to guides and frequently asked questions for running a business during the pandemic and Alaska-themed signs encouraging social distancing.

Sstate officials from both Department of Health and Social Services and Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development said in a news release the materials were designed by both departments in conjunction with local partner organizations, including Foundation Health Partners in Fairbanks.

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“(These) COVID Conscious materials include a spectrum of options that businesses to choose from,” DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum said in the release. “These materials say, ‘we’re Alaskans and we’re all in this together.’ We’re hoping as Alaskans support local businesses, they’ll know they’re helping keep businesses open by preventing the spread of COVID-19.”

This floor decal released by the state encourages social distancing at businesses. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

This floor decal released by the state encourages social distancing at businesses. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Anyone may view, download and use materials from the COVID-Conscious Business Toolkit at the DHSS website.

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