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People of CBJ: Lisa Petersen

May 5, 2020 – CV19-News, News

Lisa Petersen currently leads Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline where school nurses and health assistants screen people for COVID-19, arrange testing if appropriate, and provide public health information. It’s important for Lisa and the hotline team to be up-to-date with ever-changing public health guidance and state health mandates: “We don’t ever …

Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline expands hours, now open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 4, 2020 – CV19-News, News

Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline is now also available during morning hours. If you have new symptoms related to COVID-19, even mild ones, contact your health care provider or call the screening hotline at 586-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty …

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Babies don’t wait

May 1, 2020 – CV19-News, News

As the world shifted over the past couple months and Bartlett Regional Hospital answered the call to slow or shut down, such thing was not an option for obstetrics. “Expecting families are usually already nervous, anxious and likely have some fears regarding delivery; and all of these have been exacerbated …

Assembly to meet with Dr. Zink, then hold public hearing on gathering size limits

April 27, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Juneau Assembly will meet with Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink during a Special Assembly Meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Here’s the agenda packet. Afterward, the Assembly will have a Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Included in the agenda is a public hearing on Resolution 2891 – A …

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People of CBJ: C. Allen Truitt

April 27, 2020 – CV19-News, News

“There are people who are worrying about food, who are losing their jobs, who are trying to stay safe at home — and there’s this little bit that we can do to help. We’re providing food directly to their doorsteps. I appreciate all the volunteers and folks at the Salvation Army — they make this possible. I’m …

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Assembly seeks public comment as it considers Gov’s reopening plan

April 24, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Juneau Assembly will consider whether or not to moderate Governor Mike Dunleavy’s plan to “Reopen Alaska” during its Regular Assembly Meeting on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The Assembly encourages Juneau businesses and organizations listed in State Health Mandate 16 to wait for the outcome of Monday night’s …

How to get a cloth face covering in Juneau

April 23, 2020 – CV19-News, FYI

Juneau residents looking to get cloth face coverings can fill out this request form through the local volunteer group Masks for Juneau People. The group provides face coverings at no cost and accepts donations. Because this is a volunteer effort, the wait time to get your request may vary from …

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Special Assembly Meeting focused on COVID-19 issues tonight, April 23, at 6

April 23, 2020 – CV19-News, News

A Special Assembly Meeting focusing on COVID-19 issues is being held tonight at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be conducted completely online. The public can listen to the audio or watch the meetings in a few different ways: Call 1-346 -248-7799 and enter Webinar ID: 952 3573 1781#; or Join …

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CDC guidance on pets and COVID-19

April 23, 2020 – CV19-News, FYI

Two pet cats from separate areas in New York have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These cats are the first confirmed pet cases in the U.S. Both cats had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. Very few …

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State reports another COVID-19 case from Juneau

April 22, 2020 – CV19-News, News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has reported another confirmed case of COVID-19 from Juneau. According to DHSS, the individual is male, aged 20-29. He got sick after being in close contact with someone else who has tested positive for COVID-19. Cumulatively, 27 people from Juneau have …