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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Photo of residents practicing social distancing.
Juneau Pioneer Home residents still make social connections while staying safe by practicing physical distancing.

June 2020

Pioneer Home Coronavirus Visitation Plan
June 15, 2020 -
A letter from division director, Heidi Hamilton, to residents and families regarding modified visits of loved ones in the Pioneer Homes. Read here.

April 2020

Pioneer Home Coronavirus Update
April 22, 2020 - A letter from the Alaska Pioneer Homes’ Advanced Nurse Practitioner II and Direct Care Supervisor, Heidi Hamilton, to residents, families and staff on the current status of the Pioneer Homes. Read here.

March 2020

Recommendation: Elders Not Leave Pioneer Home
March 21, 2020 - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase around Alaska, it is recommended that Pioneer Home residents not leave their Pioneer home, as the risk of exposure has risen significantly.
Read here.

Visitation Closure
March 17, 2020 – To protect the health and safety of Alaska Pioneer Home elders, additional precautions are being put in place. Beginning
on Tuesday, March 17, at 6 p.m., all Pioneer Homes will be closed to
visitors, including family.  Alternate methods for maintaining contact are available.
Read here.

Pioneer Home Coronavirus Precautions Implemented
March 12, 2020 - The Division of the Alaska Pioneer Homes is continuing to monitor all updates for the coronavirus and following all recommendations from the CDC and Department of Public Health. The Pioneer Homes are implementing preventative precautions to protect the health safety of our elders. Read here.

Pioneer Home Contagious Disease Prevention
March 4, 2020 - Pioneer Homes is continuing to follow established infection control protocols for flu season and other potential contagious diseases, such as the coronavirus. To help protect the health of our elders, the division asks for cooperation with visiting parties. Read here.