Health

HEALTH MANDATE: Governor issues travel advisory, guidelines for those who have recently travelled

KMXT Received the following press release from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. We post it here as received, with minor editing.     **COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE** Issued: March 17, 2020 By: Governor Mike Dunleavy Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska To prevent or slow …

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HEALTH ALERT: Department of Health and Social Services issues alert for child care providers who can stay open if it is done safely

KMXT received this Health Alert on Tuesday evening. We post it here as received, with minor editing. **COVID-19 HEALTH ALERT** Issued: March 17, 2020 By: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is committed to the health and well-being of …

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AMEA and Providence make a contract agreement, union calls off strike

The Alaska Medical Employees Association called off its strike against Providence Hospital in Kodiak today. In a joint statement this morning, the union and the hospital announced that Providence will allow AMEA workers — which include nurses, physical therapists, support staff and others — to maintain their current sick leave benefits for another year, and receive additional compensation now. “This …

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Governor closes state operated libraries, archives and museums

Health Mandate 002 from Governor Mike Dunleavy KMXT received the following press release from the governor’s office and we post it here as received, with minor edits.   Governor Issues Second COVID-19 Health Mandate; Signs COVID-19 Legislation   March 16, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued …

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Five days before a strike, AMEA likely to vote “no” on a Providence contract proposal

At Kodiak’s only hospital, nurses, physical therapists and medical support staff are preparing to strike on Friday. A medical union announced last week the intent to strike after Providence asked to delay negotiations by 30-45 days to allow time to prepare for coronavirus spread. Demonstrators outside the Providence Kodiak hospital hold signs reading “Hands off my sick leave” and “Honk …

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State recommends non-urgent procedures be delayed for three months

  KMXT received this press release from Governor Mike Dunleavy’s office. We post it here as received, with minimal editing.   ** COVID-19 HEALTH ALERT** Issued March 16, 2020 By: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska DHSS strongly advises that all Alaskans follow this guidance from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and the American College of Surgeons: …

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Governor limits access to some facilities, orders after school activities suspended March 16-30

KMXT received the following press release from the governor’s office. We post it here as received, with minor edits.   Governor Issues First COVID-19 Health Mandate   March 13, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued the State of Alaska’s first COVID-19 Health Mandate following a series …

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LIVE UPDATE at 6 p.m. Alaska’s first confirmed case of coronavirus is international traveler on a layover in Anchorage

KMXT received the following press release from the Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon a Dillingham Independent. We’ve posted it as received, with minor edits.   Alaska News Nightly will have a live update at 6 p.m.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 Speaker: ‘Alaskans are united in the effort to protect the health of our people’ Alaska receives its …

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Chief medical officer shares coronavirus protective measures for businesses and others

KMXT received this Health Alert from Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer with protective measures directed toward the general public, employers and employees, for high-risk groups, etc. We have posted it as received, with minor editing.     **COVID-19 HEALTH ALERT** Issued March 12, 2020 By: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska In order to prevent or slow the …

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