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It’s still unclear if the omicron strain is more dangerous than other COVID variants.
Omicron was first identified as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization on Nov. 26.
The statement does not change city code or supersede federal law.
Council amends measure to make mask-wearing optional
I want to see children and their parents who have yet to get vaccinated roll up their sleeves.
The state had an estimated rolling average of 253.3 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days.
Statewide there were 85 COVID-related hospitalizations as of Tuesday, with nine patients on ventilators.
State health officials emphasize unknowns, prevention measures in wake of new coronavirus variant spread.
On Monday, Alaska’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 people was 268.6.
The state reported 632 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska.
The COVID vaccines remain our strongest tool in combating the pandemic and helping us return to our lives and the things we love and cherish.
The deaths, which included a Kenai woman in her 40s, pushed the total to 840 since the pandemic began.
The money was made available under the American Rescue Plan Act.
The state also encourages all eligible adults to get a booster shot to increase protection for the holiday season.
Rule by CMS applies to hospitals, rural health clinics, community mental health centers.
Alaska remained at a high COVID transmission alert level Monday.
Two different demonstrations — one to show support for hospital workers and one calling for alternative COVID-19 treatments — took place outside the hospital.
Most of the deaths took place in October.
As cases trend downward, health officials encourage vaccines, boosters.
The deaths pushed the total number of statewide deaths to 812 since the pandemic began.