Now more than ever it’s important to support one another. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken its toll on our economy, shareholders and community members, and despite social distancing, we’re more dependent on each other than we ever have been. We have to take care of ourselves and each other, and this support for one another lies at the heart of one of Chugach’s core behaviors: We build community.
This webpage is dedicated to providing Chugach’s shareholders and community members with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, resources and suggestions for how you can give or receive community support during this unprecedented time:
Chugach Shareholder COVID-19 News & Updates
- June 30, 2020 Chugach Applauds CARES Act Decision
- April 24, 2020 Thank You Community Message
- April 9. 2020 Chairman’s Message: COVID-19 Impacts & Updates
- March 26, 2020 Chairman’s Message: Early Dividend & Regional Funding
- March 20, 2020 Chairman’s Message: COVID-19 Updates
- March 17, 2020 Nuuciq Spirit Camp Cancellation
- March 13, 2020 Chairman’s Message: COVID-19 Announcement
Chugach Community COVID-19 Stories
- July 6, 2020 Chugach Stands Together (Virtually) for Alaska Run for Women
- July 17, 2o20 Chugach Virtual Picnic Becomes Donations for Homeless & Hungry
- May 15, 2020 Chugach Employee Organizes Car Parade for Seniors
- April 2, 2020 Chugach Employee & His Family Sew Masks for the Community
Chugach Employee COVID-19 News & Updates
Each of our companies has unique needs specific to their location and line of work. Depending upon what company you work for in our organization, you’ll see additional communications from either Corporate or your individual subsidiary and project site leaders regarding how this situation will impact you or your company, as well as via internal informational sites:
- Chugach Alaska Corporation, Chugach Commercial Holdings and Chugach Heritage Foundation employees can find more COVID-19 information by logging into the Corporate SharePoint informational site here.
- Chugach Government Solutions employees can find more COVID-19 information by logging into the CGS SharePoint informational site here.
- Employees of all other Chugach companies should connect with their respective leaders or internal communication avenues for resources and information related to COVID-19.
External COVID-19 News & Updates
Resources & Quick Links
- 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.
- The Municipality of Anchorage business dashboard features an ArcGIS map and dashboard showing open and closed businesses in the Anchorage area with altered operations
- Alaska 2-1-1 is tasked by Alaska Department of Health & Social Services and the Municipality of Anchorage to field public inquiries about the Coronavirus pandemic. Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 if you or someone you know needs to be connected to healthcare professionals to ask questions related to the pandemic, and to referral specialists for updated information about what resources are available.
- The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium website includes resources and information on ANTHC’s readiness to respond to COVID-19 healthcare needs.
- Providence offers an online Coronavirus assessment tool and allows visitors to schedule virtual visits.
- John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- COVID-19 Act Now- Modeling
- COVID Disinfectent Cleaning Guide
Alaskan’s have an incredible legacy of giving and supporting local charities. The needs of those charities and the services they provide are being called upon now more than ever. Here are a list of charities and services in need of immediate support, if you have the capacity to give:
- Some of our community members are taking the brunt of closures associated with social distancing, especially those in Anchorage’s restaurants and entertainment industries. These neighbors of ours are experiencing unprecedented hardships. That’s why the Anchorage Cares COVID-19 Response Fund was established. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to families and individuals with the highest needs, which will be determined using Alaska 2-1-1 call data and input from United Way’s network of partner agencies. You can help by donating online or texting ANCcares to 41444.
- Alaska Caring Notes is an initiative to encourage children who are home from school to take time to write notes, upload a drawing, or send a video to residents in nursing homes. We know this is a difficult and lonely time and this is an Alaskan way to spread some happiness throughout our nursing homes. Let’s flood their homes with love! Complete the form with your name and type a message, upload a picture or drawing or even a short video message. Hit send and they’ll get it to an Alaska nursing home.
- Alaska Community Foundation-Alaska COVID-19 Response Fund aids non-profits and makes essential services available to Alaskans.
- Gift card purchases, delivery or pick up and mail ordering are also ways we can continue to support our local neighbors in Alaska and their businesses.
- Bean’s Café has moved all services to the Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke in an effort to protect the homeless population from COVID-19. In addition to shelter services, Bean’s also provides three meals a day in each location and donations will support these vital food services.
- Anchoage is currently facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Given the demand for PPE and Alaska’s distance from suppliers, Anchorage needs to stretch existing supplies as long as possible. If you have (unused) nitrile gloves (no latex gloves), n95 masks, surgical masks, medical gowns or face shields you can drop them off to CrossFit Alaska at 9191 Old Seward Highway or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Food Bank of Alaska needs immediate funding to increase services like mobile food pantries. They are accepting food donations directly at their warehouse. This need is amplified as social distancing has suspended annual food drive registrations.
- Salvation Army of Alaska provides food boxes to vulnerable populations and is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations.
- The Children’s Lunchbox needs funds and food donations to continue providing food boxes to families in need of meals. With schools closed, children don’t have the same access to school meals, so they are trying to intensify their efforts.
- United Way of Anchorage-Anchorage Cares COVID-19 Response Fund helps Anchorage individuals who need help with immediate needs like food and grocery items.
Chugach’s Corporate offices are closed to the public, but rest assured our team members are open for business and prepared to support the organization and shareholders remotely. Please reach out to us via our Contact Us page.