Plan Safer Events
This site is designed to help Alaskan event planners, venue owners, and gathering coordinators hold safer events by reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Examples of events and gatherings where it would be appropriate to implement these strategies include conferences, meetings, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, faith-based gatherings, and other types of assemblies.
This website offers the most recent guidance from medical experts on ways to reduce COVID-19 transmission; as well as coronavirus mitigation plans and tools, templates, trainings, checklists, and links to other resources. Alaskans can request free individualized consultations and submit plans for review by our COVID-19 mitigation advisors. You do not need to ask the state permission to host a gathering. The state is not approving/disapproving gatherings.
What is a Mitigation Plan?
A mitigation plan outlines the steps one will take before, during, and after an event to reduce the risk of staff, volunteers, and attendees contacting the virus.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers have a lot of decisions to make to plan a safer event:
- How can the event be organized to mitigate risk to staff, volunteers and attendees?
- Should the event move forward depending on local case counts?
- If the event moves forward, what are the local mandates?
- How should the room be setup?
- How can refreshments be safely served?
- How should travel from other places be handled?
A well-conceived mitigation plan should answer these questions and reduce the risk of virus transmission at the event. It isn’t possible to guarantee COVID-19 won’t be spread when people gather in person, but it is possible to plan ahead and reduce the risk.
Denali Daniels and Associates, Inc
Denali Daniels, Project Manager/Mitigation Advisor
Elizabeth Shea, Content Development and Design Logan Engevold-Daniels, Mitigation Advisor
Bradison Management Group, LLC
Paula Bradison, Mitigation Expert
Stephanie Haydn, ECHO Facilitator Yana Watanabe, Communications
Katie Lauwers, Mitigation Advisor