Local health care employers in Anchorage say more than 96% of their staffers are vaccinated.
Some of the village corporations got large payouts while Juneau-based Sealaska, the corporation with the most shareholders, got the least of the 13 regional corporations. Corporation executives say they’re still trying to understand the wide disparities in disbursements.
YKHC said the policy started last Thursday due to the surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant and the state’s limited critical care infrastructure.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, along with its partner organization, Southcentral Foundation, announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated against COVID by Oct. 15.
Court documents detail the physical assault of four different children occurring between 2015 and 2019.
The Southcentral Foundation told employees the vaccine requirement will help workers deliver “the highest level of care and safety” to patients.
For the tribes, it’s about guarding their sovereignty as governments.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about whether Alaska Native corporations can receive a portion of the $8 billion earmarked in the CARES Act for tribal governments.
Anchorage’s main tribal health care provider is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to all Alaskans age 40 and older, plus K-12 teachers and childcare workers.
Andy Teuber has been ANTHC’s president since 2008, and he also serves as chief executive of Kodiak’s tribal health care provider, the Kodiak Area Native Association. Teuber sits on the University of Alaska Board of Regents, as well.