News from the Alaska State Legislature, the Office of Senator Giessel
For Immediate Release: March 29, 2020
Statement from Senate President Giessel on Recess of 31st Legislature
JUNEAU – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, early this morning released the following statement on the 31st Alaska Legislature’s extended recess during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“In this present crisis, the Alaska Legislature acted decisively to provide our first responders and healthcare workers with the support they need to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“While life, health, and safety remain our top priorities, we also recognize the importance of helping Alaskans cope with the economic harm caused by the painful, yet necessary, health mandates. That’s why we sent the governor legislation enacting strong economic protections for Alaskans in the coming months.
“By working together and following the expert advice of healthcare professionals, we can all do our part to reduce the spread of this virus. We should also remember to help those less fortunate during this difficult time.
“I have faith in the people of Alaska and firmly believe we will persevere through this crisis.”
Click here for more information about the Legislature’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Alaska, visit the Department of Health and Social Services website.
For more information, contact Senate Majority Communications Director Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.
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