New state health guidelines unveiled for COVID-19

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Service Commissioner Adam Crum announced new recommendations to help prevent or slow the spread of cases of the COVID-19 in Alaska.

The recommendations for medical providers include:

Providers no longer need to call the Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) to approve testing.

Providers must fill out a COVID-19 Report Form for each patient regardless of which laboratory is performing testing.

Updated CDC infection control guidance, available here.

The state also put out atoday for housing for COVID-19 patients.

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