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Governor Issues Update to COVID-19 Health Mandate 005

Apr 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued an update to the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 005 on Elective Medical Procedures in order to preserve staff personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient care supplies; ensure staff and patient safety; and expand available hospital capacity.

COVID-19 Health Mandate 005 states “all patients, providers, hospitals, and surgical centers are required to postpone or cancel all non-urgent or elective procedures until June 15, 2020 to decrease the overall impact on the Alaska health care structure and preserve personal protective equipment.” The corresponding Attachment C clarifies non-urgent or elective procedures that are to be postponed or canceled under COVID-19 Health Mandate 005.

The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.

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