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Anchorage Fire Department
Friday March 20th, 2020 :: 04:08 p.m. AKDT

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MEDICAL PROVIDERS: Shortage of COVID-19 Testing Swabs, medical providers asked to donate swabs.

Anchorage is currently facing a shortage of COVID-19 testing swabs. Due to global demand, there is no definitive shipping date for more swabs. Based on the current demand of 250-280 tests a day, Anchorage will run out of tests by Sunday (03/22/2020).
The following swabs are needed immediately:
Nasopharyngeal swab with synthetic tip (ex. Dacron, Nylon, Polyester) with non-wooden shaft.
NP swab should have sterile tube containing 2-3ml viral transport media (VTM).
Sterile swabs without transport media
Please take swabs to:
Drive Thru COVID19 Testing Site
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
 
Please use the back entrance/ employee parking lot (behind the tan and brown building)
 
Hours of donation: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM 7 days a week.
 

Instructions:

The following swabs are needed immediately:
Nasopharyngeal swab with synthetic tip (ex. Dacron, Nylon, Polyester) with non-wooden shaft.
NP swab should have sterile tube containing 2-3ml viral transport media (VTM)
Sterile swabs without transport media

Please take swabs to:
Drive Thru COVID19 Testing Site
4115 Lake Otis Parkway

Please use the back entrance/ employee parking lot (behind the tan and brown building)

Hours of donation: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM 7 days a week.

Address/Location
Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Medical and public health
Event:
Virus or Contagious Disease Outbreak

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