Covid Updates, Job Postings, and More [April 22nd] - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Covid Updates, Job Postings, and More [April 22nd]

Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in four Alaska communities

April 21, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (4), Juneau (2), Eagle River (1), and Ketchikan (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 329.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 20 and reflect data posted at noon today on

Of the new cases, six are male and two are female. One is aged 10-19; four are aged 20-29; two are aged 50-59; and one is aged 60-69. There have been a total of 36 hospitalizations and nine deaths with no new hospitalizations or deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 168, including seven new recovered cases recorded yesterday.

Job Posting Whale Tail Pharmacy

Unrelated to COVID-19, Whale Tail Pharmacy is looking for a new permanent employee to join our team in May. Please see the following:

Whale Tail Pharmacy is an independent retail pharmacy in Craig, Alaska founded on a strong mission to serve others. Therefore, the pharmacy is more than a business, it is a ministry and we LOVE our patients, employees, local providers, and community. As a result, the care provided to our patients goes well beyond industry norms, employees are valued and mentored, and community outreach is a key focus.

We are looking for a new team member starting in May, three days a week from 9:15am to 5:45pm and every third Saturday from 11:45am to 2:15pm. In depth on the job training will be provided (previous pharmacy experience is preferred but not required).

Any member of our team must have compassion and a strong desire to serve others. We need a candidate who is at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. Qualities required are an outgoing and friendly personality, unquestionable character and integrity, ability to work as a team member, dependability, and a desire to work hard as there is limited downtime.

Please have your completed application and resume turned in by April 24th. Interviews will begin the last week of April.

Ketchikan Update:

SEARHC has tested 62 people in Klawock:

As of Tuesday, April 21, there have been 547 COVID-19 tests conducted across the Consortium, with 515 negatives, four positives, and 28 still pending. There are currently 1,475 standard COVID-19 tests available within the SEARHC network, along with 629 rapid test kits and 2,528 influenza supplies.

Completed tests, as of April 21, 2020:
Sitka - 174
Juneau - 151
Wrangell - 77
Klawock - 62
Haines - 44

SEARHC had previously refrained from releasing community-specific testing data, but given that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is not reporting results completed in-house (including rapid tests), we will provide weekly data for our five largest communities. These communities have exceeded the threshold of tests completed to reduce privacy concerns.

Klawock Job Postings: 

Webinar: Mindfulness of thought

How can you control your thinking? Join this free webinar with a mindfulness practice on thought.
How can you keep your thoughts from running wild?

PeaceHealth caregiver and mindfulness coach Al Parikh will lead a webinar about being mindful with your thoughts and thinking patterns from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 24.

This webinar covers:

  • a brief review of meditation and its benefits.
  • tips for practicing mindfulness.
  • a 15-minute mindfulness practice of thought and thinking.

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