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Alaska’s COVID response: Why we need legislative action – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

On Thursday, September 2, Governor Dunleavy expanded his special session agenda to include two pieces of legislation that will strengthen the state’s ongoing response to the recent COVID-19 surge.The Governor expanded his special session call to accelerate the response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency that has fatigued and stressed Alaska’s health care system. Since early 2020, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) have worked in partnership to enhance our health care network and to ensure that facilities, providers, and professionals on the front lines, have …

 

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