Join Co-Chairs of House Health & Social Services, Reps. Liz Snyder and Tiffany Zulkosky,
in recognizing frontline healthcare workers across Alaska, who continue the ongoing battle against COVID-19.
For over a year
Alaska’s healthcare professionals have worked courageously,
often at great personal risk and amidst nationwide shortages of personal protective equipment, to slow the effects of a global pandemic in our communities and among our neighbors.
Healthcare is a team effort
and essential partners in this historic public health crisis have included, but are not limited to:
Community Health Aides
Medical and Nursing assistants
Environmental services and housekeeping teams
Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Response teams
and many others.
is currently experiencing a significant surge of COVID-19 transmission,
including record-setting hospitalizations of seriously ill Alaskans. And despite overwhelming fatigue, unnecessary politicization of the pandemic, and a nationwide shortage of health professionals, Alaska’s healthcare heroes continue to show up.
During the week of October 17-23
we invite you to join a statewide effort to show support for frontline healthcare workers in your community.
How can you show appreciation for these professionals? Some easy ideas include:
Share a quick thank you card or letter.
Post a message of thanks to a healthcare facility's social media page or tag them on yours.
Make signs and post or wave them at your local hospital or clinic.
Work with your local health facility to deliver food or homemade goodies for staff.
Check with your local health facility to see if they have an ongoing campaign you can contribute to.
Organize a parade in your community.
Most importantly, follow CDC and health recommendations that will slow the spread of COVID-19, like getting vaccinated, wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands often.