Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel
It issued a written statement on Wednesday saying that the corporation is operating at capacity and has adopted new clinical guidelines for dispensing care.
Alaska is reporting the highest COVID-19 case rate per capita of any state, according to the New York Times tracker. The statewide surge in cases is straining resources and staff, causing patients to receive a lower quality of care than before the surge.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges says if Alaskans get hurt, they might not be able to receive adequate health care as surging COVID-19 cases destabilize the state's health care system.
Two weekends ago, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an aircraft emergency locator signal activated about 40 miles northwest of the community of St. Mary’s. But no planes were reported overdue.
Widespread use of serial rapid testing changed the course of the pandemic in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
As COVID-19 cases surge across the state, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation President and CEO Dan Winkelman is urging Gov. Mike Dunleavy to instate public health restrictions to contain the virus’ spread.
Many other Alaska health care organizations are also requiring their employees to get their COVID-19 vaccines, including Providence Health & Services Alaska and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Alaska State Troopers recently arrested a Chefornak man for a list of charges, including terroristic threatening of health care workers offering COVID-19 vaccines. On July 15, a tribal police officer in Chefornak called the Alaska...
Low runs have meant no subsistence fishing for king or chum salmon on the Yukon River this summer, so the Dunleavy administration has asked Fish and Game to coordinate deliveries of salmon other Alaska processors to Yukon River communities.
An 18-year-old died when he was shot while bird hunting with two other young people in Nightmute on April 26.
After foxes recently tested positive for rabies in three different YK Delta communities, people should be ready to seek medical attention if they — or their pets — are bitten or scratched.
Above average snowpack in lower Kuskokwim villages is worrying planners.
The community has had less than 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and no one has died from the virus.
The Monday decision is just a recommendation. The final decision rests with the commissioner of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation.
Southwest Alaska's tribal health organization says it wants to be able to quickly dispense the doses once the authorization comes.
Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that the state was taking control of Alaska’s submerged lands beneath navigable waters.
Virtually everyone in the Southwest Alaska village of 200 residents who is above 16 years old has been vaccinated.
The fire started in the early hours of Monday morning with winds blowing 40 miles per hour.