Tag: Community Health
As the novel coronavirus has forces the world to adapt to a “new normal,” telemedicine has become the perfect tool for the delivery of vital physical and mental health services while protecting patients and health care workers alike.
The global economy is being hammered by the effects of widespread illness and business closures due to COVID-19....
Tourism is Skagway’s main economy and residents rely on the summer cruise ship season for income. That’s why Skagway’s assembly passed two direct aid resolutions this week.
People experiencing homelessness are exempt under the city’s hunker down order and a statewide order issued Friday. For many of them, the threat of a pandemic is not as high of a priority as staying warm or getting their next meal.
With routine, socialization and connection being such vital parts of mental health and wellness, how do we maintain these critical connections to family and friends?
Congress has put together the largest financial relief package in history. Will it be enough to blunt the economic decline in the U.S? And what will it mean for Alaska's economy and workers?
The number of villages in the Y-K Delta that are enacting travel restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has been growing by the day, but how are these villages enforcing those restrictions?
Covid-19 is just one type of Coronavirus, and perhaps has more than one mutant strain. Let’s gain an understanding on how our medical community is prepared to treat and prevent this virus.
The Alaska Marine Highway System says it will begin turning away ferry passengers with coronavirus- or flu-like symptoms.
LISTEN: As coronavirus shuts down schools across Alaska, educators are figuring out what happens next
Schools across the state are closed until at least March 30th. In a state that has low or no internet in some areas, how are districts working to meet the educational, nutritional and mental health needs of students?
Ketchikan now has two confirmed coronavirus cases — in the same household.
Tribes are scrambling to order supplies and step up local measures designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
In the time of social distancing, can kids have playdates? What about grandparents? These expert answers will help.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shared a number of recommendations and strategies Thursday that parents can use while caring for children at home.
Akutan, a village of some 100 people, lies 35 miles east of Unalaska. It also boasts the largest seafood processing plant in North America. The Trident-operated plant hosts 1,400 employees a half-mile walk from the rest of the town.
Two of the new cases were in Anchorage and one was 75 miles south in the Kenai Peninsula town of Seward.
State officials are taking additional steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 from people traveling to the state.
4th Alaska coronavirus case reported in Ketchikan; UAF says one of the Fairbanks patients is an employee
The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center reported a positive test for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The man has a history of travel to the Lower 48, officials said.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean for state emergency planners?
Men who tested positive for coronavirus in Fairbanks circulated in the community while contagious, state says
They're the second and third known cases of coronavirus in Alaska.
Since most cases of COVID-19 don’t cause serious illness, officials hope that most sick people can stay at home and monitor their symptoms. But they've also developed plans to move people to regional hubs or the Anchorage tribal hospital if necessary, and to provide alternative housing if the sick person poses risks to elders.