07 April 2020 – Non-urgent or elective procedures and surgeries to be postponed or cancelled

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: AK
Lead People/Agency: Governor Mike Dunleavy

Overview: Governor Dunleavy revised Health Mandate 005 to clarify that non-urgent or elective procedures are to be postponed or cancelled under the COVID-19 Health Mandate. These non-urgent or elective procedures include but are not limited to those outlined by the American College of Surgeons.
Full details here: https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/04072020-Attachment-C-Elective-and-Non-Urgent-Procedures.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Division of Public Health, Office of the Governor
Evidence/Justification: “Following ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that healthcare facilities and clinicians should prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now, the State of Alaska is clarifying non-urgent or elective procedures that are to be postponed or canceled under COVID-19 Health Mandate 005.”