State issues update on Anchorage, Fairbanks Pioneer Homes

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The state is reporting no recent new cases for residents at two of the biggest Pioneer Homes, though some staff has fallen ill.

    Since the last update on Nov. 17, no residents and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Anchorage Pioneer Home.

    This brings the total number of cases at the home since Nov. 3 to 15 residents and 10 staff associated with this outbreak.

    There are currently no hospitalizations and no deaths have occurred.

    Twice weekly testing of residents and staff at the home will continue until 14 days have passed with no new cases identified.

    Also, since the last update on Nov. 17, no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the Fairbanks Pioneer Home and there are no active cases.

    Since 14 days have now passed with no new cases, testing will move to a weekly schedule.

    However, the team at the home remains alert to new cases and continues to educate about keeping social circles small, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday, to limit everyone’s exposure while out in the community which is still experiencing widespread transmission.

    The number of cases at the home for this outbreak since Sept. 21 totals 38 residents and 32 staff, with three deaths.


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