What are your questions about the coronavirus in Alaska? What do you want us to know?

This transmission electron microscope image shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The virus was isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories)

As the coronavirus pandemic raises big questions about Alaskans’ future, Alaska Public Media wants to keep you informed and we want to hear from you: What are your questions about the virus and its impacts? What concerns do you have? What should we be looking into? 

Share your coronavirus questions, concerns and news tips in the form below. If you have a particular question you want answered that you feel comfortable with us sharing over the air, you can also record a voice memo or audio file on your phone and email it to us at coronavirus@alaskapublic.org.

We take your privacy seriously and will use information you share for reporting purposes, not publication without your explicit permission.

Scroll down below the form for a list of some of the questions we’re hoping you can help us answer.

–How have you or your family been affected by the coronavirus, or the restrictions enacted in response? We’re interested in the experiences of restaurant and bar workers, parents trying to balance the demands of work and child care, and teachers preparing to teach remotely.

–If you’re a health care worker, what issues or problems need the public’s attention? And: Do you have expertise you’d be willing to share that would help us inform listeners and readers?

–If you live in rural Alaska: What specific concerns or questions do you have about dealing with the coronavirus there? What steps has your community already taken?

–If you work at a local, state or federal agency involved in the response to the coronavirus, what should Alaskans know about the government’s response?