Tag Archives: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

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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State issues new health guidelines in anticipation of COVID-19 cases reaching Alaska

KMXT just received this press release from the governor’s office issuing new health guidance for the state. We are posting it as we received it. The new guidelines are reachable at the link below “State of Alaska Health Alert.” We have copied and pasted the content to the end of the governor’s press release in case you have trouble opening …

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Kodiak Prepares for Infectious Disease With Ebola Simulation

(Left to right) Nurse Steve, Nurse Lydia, and patient / actor Felicia Roberts during a simulated examination. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Every year on Kodiak Island, the common cold – known locally as the “Kodiak crud” – spreads among city residents. But imagine if a more serious illness or disease entered the population. Like ebola, which spreads through bodily fluids. …

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