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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Another Governor's Mandate, Stolen Ketchikan Copyright and Other News

Covid Mandate 15

April 15, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 015 on Services by Health Care Providers.

COVID-19 Health Mandate 015 supersedes Mandate 005 on Elective Medical Procedures, Mandate 006 on Elective Oral Health Procedures, and affects health care providers directly addressed in Mandate 009 on Personal Care Services and Gatherings.

Beginning April 20, 2020, health care facilities and providers defined in statute may resume services that require minimal protective equipment and safety protocols for pre-screening. This includes services such as physicals, routine exams, and minimal procedures.

Beginning May 4, 2020, with consideration of COVID-19 cases across the state, health care providers may perform non-urgent, or elective procedures, with defined safety protocols for patients and staff. This includes services such as biopsies and angiograms.

The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.

For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit

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

April 15, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (3), Sterling (1), Nome (1), and Juneau (3). This brings the total case count in Alaska on April 13 to 293.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 14 and reflect data posted at noon today on

The Nome case is the first case in the Nome Census Area. Of the new cases, four are male and four are female. Three are aged 20-29; one is aged 30-39; one is aged 40-49; one is aged 50-59; and two are aged 60-69. There have been 34 total hospitalizations and nine deaths with two new hospitalizations and no new deaths yesterday.

Stay informed

Alaska’s Response

  • Find more information about how to keep yourself and your family healthy at the DHSS webpage,
  • Visit the governor’s webpage on COVID-19 at
  • Visit on the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management webpage for Unified Command information, community press releases and other documents.

 SISD Board of Education Meeting & Stakeholder Call-in Info: April 22, 2020

Please click HERE to view the notices for both the workshop and meeting on BoardBook.  The agenda and public packet will also be posted to this link.

Any stakeholder in SISD (parent, staff, student, community member) who is welcome to call in using the following:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 4428 2774
Password: 5dKCTQ

Dial by phone
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 958 4428 2774
Password: 804750

Michigan Protest

Washington Examiner:

A group of sheriffs announced they will not enforce some of Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders on the same day thousands rallied against state-mandated shelter-in-place orders outside the state Capitol in Lansing.

Sheriffs Mike Borkovich, Ted Schendel, Ken Falk, and Kim Cole of Michigan's 101st District released a press statement Wednesday afternoon detailing what they said was their decision to place their oath to the Constitution above Whitmer's wishes.

"We write today to inform the public for our respective counties of our opposition to some of Governor Whitmer's executive orders. While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority," read the letter signed by each sheriff.[...]

“People are basically being told what they can and can’t buy at stores," said Matt Seely, a member of the Michigan Conservative Coalition who rallied outside the state Capitol. "Nothing makes sense. You can buy a bottle of liquor, but you can’t buy a gallon of paint.”

The four sheriffs promised to continue abiding by social distancing guidelines as they attempt to reopen parts of Michigan that have not been affected as badly as the Detroit metro area, where more than 20,000 cases have been reported.

"Our focus needs to be on reopening our counties and getting people back to work. We also need to be aware that this virus is deadly and that we need to continue to practice social distancing, washing of hands, wearing of masks as well as other medically recommended measures."

Someone Ganked My Art: 

[In case the link doesn't work] Matt came over to Craig to MC the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce Dinner earlier this year. 

Governor "Too Tall" Dunleavy Visits Anchorage's Alaska Airlines Center:

Today I visited the Alaska Airlines Center, which has been transformed into an emergency alternate care site in response to the #COVID19 outbreak in our state. 51 beds will be available by the end of the week, though it is our goal to avoid reaching a point where they are necessary.

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