Speaker: ‘Alaskans are united in the effort to protect the health of our people’

Alaska receives its first positive test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

JUNEAU – Today, there was a positive test for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Alaska for the first time. According to the Department of Health and Social Services, the individual who is infected was an international visitor who had a layover in Anchorage.

Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement on the development:

“Alaskans are united in the effort to protect the health of our people as we respond to COVID-19. We’ll get through this together. Healthcare workers and policymakers prepared for today, and we’re ready to act to limit the spread of this disease. The Legislature recently formed a bipartisan emergency preparedness committee, which will announce additional measures to protect Alaskans by the end of this week.”

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham)


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