Visit Healthcare has administered weekly tests at all five of RurAL CAP’s Supportive Housing facilities and has coordinated with RurAL CAP’s Outreach Specialists to test unsheltered individuals in Anchorage.
Nearly one-in-three Alaskans (253,240 people) have received their first shot while more than one-in-five (177,827 people) are fully vaccinated.
Alaska is the first state in the nation to remove eligibility requirements.
“Providing transparency in Alaska’s healthcare system is the first step towards stabilizing and reducing the cost of healthcare in Alaska,” says Dunleavy.
Those previously eligible—people 65 years and above and most healthcare workers—will still be able to get vaccinated if they have not already done so.
The order eases up restrictions on some of the economy’s hardest-hit sectors while keeping certain limits in place to prevent the virus from returning to extremely high-risk levels.