Valdez COVID-19 Community Information

Page last updated on 05.3.2022

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Tested Positive or Exposed to COVID?

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, feel sick, or know someone who is, it’s important to act quickly to protect your health and the health of others. Treatments are available, please contact your local medical provider as soon as possible. For additional information, visit State of Alaska Health & Social Services COVID-19.

  • Valdez Public Health Clinic: Call 907.835.4612
  • The Alfa Doc: Call 907.835.2532
  • Providence Valdez Medical Center: Call 907.255.6063
  • Valdez Medical Clinic: Call 907.831.6441.

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Please visit the Alaska State COVID-19 Cases Dashboard to view statewide statistical data.

For community statistical data is available in the above link. Once the link opens, click on the 3rd tab (CDC COVID-19 Community Levels). 

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Valdez

All three brands of COVID-19 vaccine are available in Valdez.

Residents and visitors ages five and older are eligible for vaccination.

Appointments are required.

Click here for current CDC recommendations regarding vaccination for immunocompromised individuals. If you or a loved one fall into this category, please speak with your physician for more information. 

Booster Vaccination
Booster vaccinations are available in Valdez for those eligible. 

  • CDC currently states all those 12 years and older should receive a booster vaccination. 
  • Boosters are recommended six months after receiving your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccination.
  • Boosters are recommended two months after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
  • Boosters can be a different brand of vaccine than what you received for your first dose(s).

Making Your Vaccine Appointment
Vaccination administration is now offered in a clinical setting by the following Valdez providers, by appointment only:

  • Valdez Public Health Clinic. Call 907.835.4612.
  • The Alfa Doc. Call 907.835.2532. 
  • Safeway Pharmacy. Call 907.461.3313.
  • Through some local employers.

If you are a business or organization looking to schedule vaccination for your employees or clients/customers, please contact one of the providers listed above to discuss your situation.

Those being vaccinated will make an appointment for their second dose of vaccine, if applicable, during their first dose appointment. 

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COVID-19 Testing Options in Valdez

Several different options exist in Valdez for COVID-19 testing, and are, in most cases, at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. 

Click here for more information about when to test. 

If you have questions about what type of test you should receive, please contact your physician or the Valdez public health nurse for guidance.

Rapid Testing Options - By Appointment Only

  • Valdez Medical Clinic: Sunday through Thursday. Call 907.831.6441.
  • The Alfa Doc: Monday through Friday. Call 907.835.2532.
  • Valdez City Schools offers symptomatic rapid testing for school district students and employees only. Please call 907.834.4747 to schedule a testing appointment with the school nurse. Visit the Valdez School District COVID-19 Resources page to learn more.

PCR Testing Options - By Appointment Only
(PCR testing turnaround time is currently three to five days, so please plan ahead.) 

  • Providence Valdez Medical Center: Call 907.255.6063.
  • Valdez Medical Clinic: Sunday through Thursday. Call 907.831.6441. 
  • The Alfa Doc: Monday through Friday. Call 907.835.2532.

Home Testing Options

  • Valdez Public Health Clinic is again offering free home antigen testing kits while supplies last. Call 907.835.4612 to reserve your kit. 
  • Federal At-Home Testing Program: Under a new federal program, every home in the United States is now eligible to order #4four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 test kits here: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests 
    • The rapid antigen test kits are available at no out-of-pocket cost. 
    • Ordering is simple - Just enter your name and mailing address on the order form and hit submit!
    • It is not required, but you can provide an email address if you want to receive order tracking updates.
    • Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. 
    • Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. 
    • Please note, through this federal program, each household (mailing address) receives an order of four tests regardless of household size.

If you are a business or organization seeking testing for a group of five or more people, please contact a testing location at least 48 hours in advance of your desired appointment date. This helps ensure local testing locations have enough time to coordinate personnel and testing equipment to accommodate your request.

Contact your medical provider for any questions about insurance coverage for testing.

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COVID-19 Resources

Resources for More Information:

Local Resource Links:

Points of Contact:

  • Please forward all health, symptoms, screening, quarantine, or isolation related questions to your physician or the Valdez public health nurse (907.835.4612).
  • City COVID-19 Response Operations: Aaron Baczuk, city emergency manager, abaczuk@pd.valdezak.gov 

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