Dr. Anne Zink offers updates, best strategies for COVID safety

It seems as if the coronavirus COVID-19 is that unwanted guest who came for a three-day visit; eight months later its still taking up space in our mental spare bedroom. Evidence of its overstay range from long, difficult recoveries or death, to an economy that hit a brick wall and has yet to pick itself up off the floor. This is a difficult time. Comfort levels are fraying.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer

Many are fond of saying, “We may be tired of the virus, but it’s not tired of us.”

On Hometown Alaska, we feature a conversation with Alaska’s chief medical officer, Ann Zink covering the gamut of latest developments in Alaska, from testing to school reopening to travel. We’ll also ask for their best strategies to enter a typical cold and dark Alaska winter and come out the other side in one piece — mentally and physically.

This program was prerecorded to accommodate our guest’s busy schedule. We can entertain your questions if you email them to hometown@alaskapublic.org before 11 am on Monday, Nov. 9. The show will air later Monday. All questions are welcome.

HOST: Kathleen McCoy


  • Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer


  • DHSS COVID-19 information, State of Alaska website
  • Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 response, website
  • Text ANCHORAGEOEM to 888-777 to receive alerts
  • Sign up for COVID 19 email alerts from DHSS
  • Fighting COVID-19 with Science and Compassion, UUAF podcast Oct. 19, 2020
  • COVID-19 public health ECHO sessions, designed to extend COVID knowledge into the community. COVID-19 online ECHO sessions are scheduled Wednesdays Noon-1 pm. Sign up here.
  • CDC COVID-19 website
  • Municipality of Anchorage updated Emergency Orders, effective 8 a.m. today, November 9, 2020


  • Today’s show is prerecorded to accommodate our guest’s work schedule. Questions received at hometown@alaskapublic.org before 11 am on Monday November 9 will be included in the prerecord session.
  • The prerecorded program will air Monday November 9 2-3 pm. The program will not take questions on the air.
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)
  • RE-AIR: Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

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