The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is placing new restrictions on visitors to long-term care facilities and nursing homes to shield residents from exposure to the coronavirus.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he was moved to restore the funds he vetoed after seniors spoke out on the importance of the program. But he also signaled many deep cuts will remain when he presents his revised operating budget.
A proposal to more than double the monthly costs for most residents in Alaska Pioneer Homes met with stiff opposition during recent public testimony on the issue.