Governor Dunleavy Urges Alaskans to Take Immediate Action to Slow COVID-19 – Mike Dunleavy

The rapid spread of COVID-19 cases across Alaska, especially among health care workers and other essential first responders, is placing the state’s emergency response and health care systems at urgent risk. Today Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy urged Alaskans to take immediate action to combat the virus as the state remains in the red zone, indicating 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population. By 10:00 am this morning, most Alaskans will receive an official State of Alaska emergency SMS text message stating COVID-19 cases are escalating and directing individuals to a video of the governor calling on Alaskans to work together to reduce infections over the next three weeks. Mass production of vaccines is expected at the end of November, and will continue into December and January. “My job as governor is not to tell you how to live your life. My job is to ensure the security and safety of Alaska. I can’t do that without your help,” said Governor Dunleavy in his video address. “I’m asking you to reach deep for the next three weeks. If we can buy time for our critical workers – if we can keep our systems operational – we can avoid being forced to take further action. But if we cannot

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