April 15, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 015 on Services by Health Care Providers.
COVID-19 Health Mandate 015 supersedes Mandate 005 on Elective Medical Procedures, Mandate 006 on Elective Oral Health Procedures, and affects health care providers directly addressed in Mandate 009 on Personal Care Services and Gatherings.
Beginning April 20, 2020, health care facilities and providers defined in statute may resume services that require minimal protective equipment and safety protocols for pre-screening. This includes services such as physicals, routine exams, and minimal procedures.
Beginning May 4, 2020, with consideration of COVID-19 cases across the state, health care providers may perform non-urgent, or elective procedures, with defined safety protocols for patients and staff. This includes services such as biopsies and angiograms.
The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.
For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.alaska.gov/
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