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Dunleavy Press Briefing – Phase II continues with one new case in Alaska

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy – Press Briefing on COVID-19

5/15 COVID-19 Press Briefing

One new cases of COVID-19 reported in Anchorage; one nonresident case

May 15, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced one new case of COVID-19 in Anchorage. This brings the total Alaska case count to 388.

These cases reflect data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 14 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.

There was also a case identified in a seafood industry worker who is in the Municipality of Anchorage. Since the person is not an Alaska resident, the case is not included in the total Alaska case count of 388. There have been a total of eight nonresident cases.

The new Alaska case is a female aged 20-29. There have been a total of 41 hospitalizations and 10 deaths with two new hospitalizations and no deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 343, including nine new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 32,418 tests have been conducted.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reported today a second case identified in the YK Delta region. The person was identified through COVID-19 screening and testing of passengers traveling through the Bethel Airport. See the YKHC press release for more details. This case will be included in tomorrow’s Alaska case count which reports data for May 15.

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Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine

Travel Declaration Form for All Incoming Passengers:

All people arriving in Alaska from international locations or travel from other states, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to selfquarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure. For more details please see Health Mandate 10.1 and a list of critical infrastructure.

Travelers arriving in Alaska may submit the form online or download, print, scan, sign, and email to akcovidtravel@ak-prepared.com. Printed forms will also be available in airports receiving flights international and out-of-state flights.

First Lady Announces Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

May 15, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – First Lady Rose Dunleavy today announced and recognized Alaskan volunteers across the state as recipients of the First Lady Volunteer of the Year Award for their selfless COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Since 1975, the awards have recognized volunteers who engage in unpaid charitable activities, demonstrate personal commitment to long-term volunteer services, and make a significant impact for Alaskans.

“This has been no ordinary year. As we face a once-in-a-generation challenge with the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Alaskans in every corner of the Last Frontier are humbly volunteering their time, skill, and resources. This year, I am using the Volunteer of the Year Program to recognize the efforts of all those who are working so hard to support their communities and protect their neighbors and vulnerable Alaskans. Volunteers, know that your efforts this year will never be forgotten,” said First Lady Dunleavy. “Mike and I ask that all Alaskans join us in expressing our sincere gratitude for your service to our great state in this time of need.”

Watch a video message thanking Alaskans for their volunteer efforts during COVID-19 from First Lady Rose Dunleavy here.

For more information on the First Lady Volunteer Awards, including past awardees, click here.


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