People of CBJ: Lisa Petersen
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 get off a phone call without getting people more information. Sometimes it’s hard because the information is constantly changing. We follow the current guidelines from the CDC and State of Alaska, and we have to be really careful. We’re constantly having to retrain and reorient.”
If you’re feeling even mildly ill with new symptoms like fatigue, cough, fever, or a decreased sense of taste or smell, contact your health care provider. You can also call the Capital City Fire Rescue’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000, 8 am to 5 pm daily.
Lisa is also the lead nurse for the Juneau School District, where she has worked for the last 6 years. While she loves working at Thunder Mountain High School, she has a soft spot for middle schoolers.