Governor Michael J. Dunleavy – Press Briefing on COVID-19
April 8, 2020 5 pm
Cases rise in Alaska
April 7, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued an update to the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 005 on Elective Medical Procedures in order to preserve staff personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient care supplies; ensure staff and patient safety; and expand available hospital capacity.
COVID-19 Health Mandate 005 states “all patients, providers, hospitals, and surgical centers are required to postpone or cancel all non-urgent or elective procedures until June 15, 2020 to decrease the overall impact on the Alaska health care structure and preserve personal protective equipment.” The corresponding Attachment C clarifies non-urgent or elective procedures that are to be postponed or canceled under COVID-19 Health Mandate 005.
The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.
For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.alaska.gov.