Anchorage Assembly set up to vote on draft post-election emergency vetoes legislation requiring masks

Anchorage Assembly set up to vote on draft post-election emergency vetoes legislation requiring masks

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson asks a witness about the problem of hospital care during the Conference on the special mask law on October 4, 2021. (Marc Lester / ADN) In the aftermath of the controversy, a week-long debate, the Anchorage Assembly passed an emergency law on Tuesday night demanding that people in the city wear … Read more

Crisis measures are currently being implemented at 20 healthcare centers across Alaska

Crisis measures are currently being implemented at 20 healthcare centers across Alaska

Following weeks of rising COVID-19 case counts and hospital waves disrupting hospitals around the country, 20 health care facilities in Alaska have been operating under health problems. The shift to health measures is often seen as the worst-case scenario. It is designed to provide both guidance and responsibility protection for health workers working with minimal … Read more

She is an Anchorage nurse. Her brother died of COVID-19 at the hospital where she works.

She is an Anchorage nurse.  Her brother died of COVID-19 at the hospital where she works.

The registered nurse Shanette Harper recently lost her brother to COVID-19. (Bill Roth / ADN) On the last day of August, Shanette Harper’s brother died of COVID-19. He was close to what had happened, though he did not know it at the time. Harper, a nurse, was caring for heart patients at Providence Alaska Medical … Read more