How has the coronavirus impacted you or your family?

A man stands in a church, wearing a face mask.
William Tauanuu or “Pastor Willie,” as he’s better known in the Pacific Islander community, at the University Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Tauanuu spent 44 days in the hospital, three weeks of which he spent on a ventilator in a coma with COVID-19. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Publlc Media)

The coronavirus has infected tens of thousands of Alaskans, and led to almost 200 deaths across the state. As we continue to document the pandemic’s impact, we’d like to hear from you.

The virus has touched all our lives. We’re working to share more stories from Alaskans who have had coronavirus, including those managing lingering symptoms, and those who have lost loved ones to the illness. What has your experience taught you? What do you want the wider community to understand?

Consider sharing your story in the form below, or emailing reporter Tegan Hanlon directly at

(Alaska Public Media takes your privacy seriously, and will not publish any of the information you share without your explicit permission.)

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