As of July, Alaska had made up less than half of its COVID-related job losses.
In response to a question about Stutes’ position, a Dunleavy spokesperson said the governor is not cancelling the special session.
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Alaska health care providers say they’re relieved and grateful for a CDC decision that allows them to get vaccine booster shots.
The City of Bethel could soon lose nearly half its police force following a new vaccine mandate.
By Friday, a total of 208 people were fighting COVID-19 in Alaska hospitals, up from 206 on Thursday. Twenty-seven of the COVID-19 patients were on ventilators.
Alaska’s vaccine data shows a roughly 80% jump in the number of first doses administered in the first week-and-a-half of August compared to the first week-and-a-half of July: 6,514, compared to 3,619.
These Anchorage residents waited until August to get a COVID vaccine. Here’s why they’re finally getting the shot.
Nationally, research suggests that there are broadly two groups of people who still haven’t gotten vaccinated: those who say they never will, and those who are waiting to see how others respond to it.
Amid recall effort, lingering budget problems and pandemic, Alaska Gov. Dunleavy will seek re-election
Dunleavy disclosed his bid in an interview Thursday with Alaska Public Media, saying he will run for governor again alongside his lieutenant governor, Kevin Meyer.
The hospital has a 90% vaccination rate. There are 75 unvaccinated employees spread across departments, from doctors and nurses to mental health clinicians and administrative staff.
University of Alaska president Pat Pitney announced Friday face masks will be required indoors at all University of Alaska locations in communities with high or substantial transmission.