Alaska asks for out-of-state help with COVID caseload


September 16, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska officials have requested help from more than 470 out-of-state medical personnel in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases across Alaska, even as other states are coping with their own high case counts and hospitalizations.

Alaska last week set multiple records for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, straining the health care system.

The state has requested nurses, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists and other health care workers. There is no guarantee the state will get the personnel it is requesting, said state health department spokesperson Elizabeth Ma...

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