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🦠 Coronavirus Last Great Frontier Updates
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:24:22 PM »
I risked leaving the digs yesterday with my Cripple Helper for a Prep Run to 3 Bears.  First time I crossed the threshhold of my Front Door in 5 days.

On the way out the door we ran into my neighbor who took over the apartment from the Suicide we had last summer.  He is a Cook at a local restaurant and fortunately made the cut, he did not get laid off.  However, half of the staff did get Pink Slips.

Found out from himm that we are now at 6-9 cases of COVID-19 in Alaska.  Oil Wrkers flying up from th Lower 48, which as I mentioned earlier is the most likely way the Viru will get here in addition to military personnel.

At 3 Bears, substantially more empty shelves than last week.  Now the Meat fridges were also well emptied out.  I did manage to score the last rack of Beef Short Ribs @ $7.99/lb, which I am going to do a recipe with down the line here some.  No Frozen Juices this time either.

I am hoping to do another Walmart Prep Run next week with my newest Trainee Cripple Helper.  I fired one of them for being irresponsible and unreliable.  lol.


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Re: Coronavirus Last Great Frontier Updates
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 04:33:38 PM »
Glad you were able to get a few supplies. It's gotten better here, but shopping is still a crap shoot. My daughter has made most of the store runs. I'm off tomorrow. I'm gonna see if I can find a supply of charcoal and wood to smoke some meat.

I'm working Tuesday -Friday unless we get shut down..or if it simply becomes more trouble than its worth. Business wasn't great last week, and my hygienist has decided not to work this next week. They are trying to shut dental hygiene visits down and  telling us to do only emergency care......fortunately most of what I do does amount to emergency care.
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Coronavirus Last Great Frontier Updates: RE Goes Into Quarantine!
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 03:56:39 PM »
Another Walmart Prep Run with ny newest Cripple Helper to see if I could scarf up some of the stuff I couldnt find at 3 Bears a couple of days ago.

Scored Frozen Juices and Sour Cream on this adventure.  :icon_sunny:

Wally World was looking much better, plenty of Milk and Produce also doing great.  Meat counter however looking threadbear on this trip.  It was also much less crowded and there was less of a sense of PANIC in the air.

Update from the new CH, she said no new cases reported today, just the same 6-9 currently sequestered at JBER (the AF Base)

I also am Quaranting my digs now.  ;D.  This is not because I tink I need to do thiis, I am doing it to shoo away the pesky Management people who sent out a note last week they would be doing the quarterly Home Invasion for an Inspection.  The place is in spic and span condition, but I hate these folks coming in and invading my space.

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Quarantine Front Door
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🦠 Coronacirus EXPLODES on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 04:47:17 AM »
Last time I checked just a couple of days ago, the Last Great Frontier still only had 6-9 cases of Covid-19.  We are now up to 69, with 2 right here in my Hometown of Palmer.


Now my Self-Quarantine is getting SERIOUS, and I will be masking and gloving up on my trips to 3 Bears for Preps.

I am enhancing my mask with an Activated Carbon layer and a Disinfectant layer, so it is Triple Thickness.  I am carrying a small spray bottle of disinfectant  for surfaces as well, along with paper towels to wipe down any surfaces I come in contact with my (gloved) hands.  I am going to try to keep it don to once a week past the threshold of my Front Door.

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Re: 🦠 Coronacirus EXPLODES on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 05:03:46 AM »
Last time I checked just a couple of days ago, the Last Great Frontier still only had 6-9 cases of Covid-19.  We are now up to 69, with 2 right here in my Hometown of Palmer.


Now my Self-Quarantine is getting SERIOUS, and I will be masking and gloving up on my trips to 3 Bears for Preps.

I am enhancing my mask with an Activated Carbon layer and a Disinfectant layer, so it is Triple Thickness.  I am carrying a small spray bottle of disinfectant  for surfaces as well, along with paper towels to wipe down any surfaces I come in contact with my (gloved) hands.  I am going to try to keep it don to once a week past the threshold of my Front Door.

The Battle for Survival is ENGAGED!

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yup something similar here. No cases in my towns nearby but some cases and deaths 45 minutes south. I bring a baggie of lysol wipes with me and leave the kids in the car for the weekly trip. One trip only. Emergency trip to the nearby village. No mask yet but I have some for when it escalates.
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Re: 🦠 Coronacirus EXPLODES on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 05:16:14 AM »
No mask yet but I have some for when it escalates.

I will be publishing my design for a DIY Mask in a soon upcoming Blog.

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I am due to head out on probably my last Prep Run for the next month in about an hour.  I have a Cripple Helper coming over for a trip to Freddie Meyer.

We had our first Death from Covid-19 and Da Goobermint of Alaska is making all restriction Mandatory as of 5PM today.

It's getting serious, quickly.

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https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/03/27/anchorage-sees-first-covid-19-death-in-alaska-hospital-officials-say/

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Statewide shelter in place, travel ban ordered as Alaska sees first in-state COVID-19 death


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Amid word of Alaska’s first in-state death from the new coronavirus Friday, the state issued a series of sweeping new mandates aimed at corralling the spread of the disease.

In effect Saturday at 5 p.m., Alaskans are ordered to shelter at home and close all non-essential businesses, officials said at a media briefing Friday evening. Residents are ordered to stay 6 feet away from anyone who isn’t a household member.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, the state is also banning all non-essential travel within Alaska, to slow the spread of the virus between communities.

“We just want to let folks know at this point, given where we are and the cases are growing, we want to try to isolate as many Alaskans as possible,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy said.

The business closure exempts health care, public government and essential businesses. Closed businesses include those deemed non-critical, such as entertainment venues, gyms and businesses where people come into close contact, such as hair and nail salons. Restaurants are allowed to remain open only for drive-thru, delivery and carry-out service; dine-in service is not allowed.

Travel to support critical infrastructure or for critical personal needs is still allowed, and smaller communities can choose to add stricter measures. The travel ban does not affect the Legislature.

The mandates will be re-evaluated by April 11.

[Read the full social distancing order issued by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy]

[Read the full in-state travel order for Alaskans]

The “tightening” of the mandates came in response to the rising number of cases as the state attempts to build health care capacity, Dunleavy said. The new mandates are part of the state’s attempts at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus and avoiding a sudden surge of ill people, which could overwhelm Alaska’s health care system.

Alaska’s first in-state coronavirus death occurred at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage on Friday. Meanwhile, the state also announced 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 85 cases Friday. New cases included nine Anchorage residents, three in Fairbanks, and one each in Girdwood, North Pole, Ketchikan and Juneau.

The person killed by the virus in Anchorage was a 63-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions, said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer.

Alaska Native Medical Center said a patient seen “for an unrelated reason” was tested Monday for COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus. By Wednesday, the state lab reported the test came back positive.

The patient, who was isolating at home and “doing well,” experienced a rapid deterioration of their condition, the hospital said. The emergency department was notified and the patient returned to the hospital.
The Alaska Native Medical Center hospital on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The Alaska Native Medical Center hospital on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Staff put the patient in immediate isolation and they were admitted to the hospital’s negative pressure unit, officials there said. “Our condolences go out to our patient’s family and loved ones. We also extend our appreciation to our staff who cared for this person and provided support and comfort to the family," the hospital said.

Her death was likely due to coronavirus, but her decline in health may have been exacerbated by her underlying medical condition, Zink said.

One other Alaskan has died from COVID-19 in Washington state, where he is thought to have contracted the disease.

Zink said Thursday that “numerous” health care workers had tested positive for the illness in Alaska. The health department later declined to give a specific number.

“Just as we do not list the professions of other patients, this information will not be shared by the state at this time,” Clinton Bennett, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services communications director, said by email Friday evening.

Alaska’s prior statewide mandates included a 14-day quarantine for any travelers arriving in the state, a prohibition on dine-in services at bars and restaurants, the closure of entertainment facilities such as theaters and gyms, and a school closure until May 1.

The new health mandates announced Friday come after doctors and leaders in the Interior asked for a travel ban and statewide shelter in place. A “hunker down” order in Anchorage had already been extended to April 14. Both Zink and Dunleavy said the new social distancing mandate doesn’t prohibit outdoor activity, provided that Alaskans maintain at least 6 feet of distance between one another.

Throughout the week, Zink and Dunleavy urged Alaskans to practice social distancing, but did not issue a statewide mandate that ordered people to do so until Friday. Alaska now joins more than 20 other states with mandates that order people to stay home whenever possible as a way to stem the spread of COVID-19.

A violation of a state COVID-19 mandate can subject a business or organization to an order to cease operations and/or a fine of up to $1,000 per violation. It’s also possible a person failing to follow the mandates could be criminally prosecuted for reckless endangerment and subject to up to a $25,000 fine, the maximum for a Class A misdemeanor like this.

“This is certainly not the end of the world, but it’s going to be a fight for several weeks and potentially several months,” Dunleavy said.

As a way to determine whether the orders need to continue by April 11, the governor said the state would look to see how quickly cases accelerate in Alaska and the number of supplies that are available.

Zink said that the people with confirmed cases of the illness at present had likely acquired the disease one to two weeks earlier. For that reason, it won’t be possible to see whether confirmed case numbers are impacted by social distancing efforts for another week or two, Zink said.

“We all want to get back together and get back to life as quickly as we can,” Zink said.

[BELOW: Watch Gov. Dunleavy’s briefing on the new COVID-19 mandates with state officials.]
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I am due to head out on probably my last Prep Run for the next month in about an hour.  I have a Cripple Helper coming over for a trip to Freddie Meyer.

We had our first Death from Covid-19 and Da Goobermint of Alaska is making all restriction Mandatory as of 5PM today.

It's getting serious, quickly.

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Statewide shelter in place, travel ban ordered as Alaska sees first in-state COVID-19 death


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