Nurse News: COVID-19 update

The CDC came out with a new update that is extremely important for families that are traveling over Spring Break. CLICK HERE to read directly from CDC.

A mandatory 14-day HOME ISOLATION is in effect for all people returning from the following countries with a LEVEL 3 TRAVEL HEALTH NOTICE :


The Muni Department of Health will ONLY get notification of people returning from CHINA & IRAN which means that the muni will be calling anyone that returns from ONLY IRAN & CHINA; all others returning from ITALY & SOUTH KOREA will be notified at customs of the home isolation requirement and will NOT be monitored by the muni.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has enlisted Alaska 2-1-1 as a resource for handling the large volume of calls from the public with questions regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The 2-1-1 information referral specialists are currently equipped to take and triage such calls, and to refer callers to appropriate resources according to their current procedures. Starting Monday, March 9, the 2-1-1- call center staff will be supplemented with an Alaska Respond volunteer who will be in the call center and able to support the staff.  AK Respond volunteers are licensed medical professionals and will be able to lend their health care expertise to this effort. For Alaskans who live in areas where 2-1-1 cannot be accessed, please call 800-478-2221.

Annette Johansen, M.Ed., BSN, RN, NCSN
Steller Secondary School Nurse