One bill would expand the use of telehealth care, while another would allow Alaska to join a compact with other states to make it easier for nurses to be licensed in Alaska. Hospital leaders told lawmakers that it’s most important that the state act quickly, no matter the method.
City officials will also discuss COVID case numbers, testing guidance for travelers flying into Juneau and vaccination options.
President Biden and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued orders requiring masks for most people traveling on public planes, trains, boats and road vehicles. The measures are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.