New ANMC visitor and masking procedure

February 13, 2023

Updates for patients and visitors of the Alaska Native Medical Center

The Alaska Native Medical Center hospital is welcoming the new year with changes to masking requirements and visitation policies. 

Masking optional: Per CDC guidelines, masking is now optional for patients, visitors and staff at ANMC hospital when you are feeling well and have no symptoms of cold or flu. Masks will continue to be provided at all open entrances. Masking may be required in certain situations and staff will practice appropriate safety precautions when treating patients with respiratory infections such as influenza, RSV or COVID-19. ANTHC will continue to monitor COVID-19 transmission rates. Masking requirements may change based on local COVID-19 numbers. 

Visitation: Patients staying in the hospital are allowed up to two visitors at a time. Visitors must be welcome by the patient but do not have to be identified in advance. Visitors should be feeling well and have no symptoms of cold or flu. Evening quiet hours continue to be enforced for the comfort and healing of all ANMC patients. Please perform hand hygiene before and after visiting ANMC.

Hospital access hours and entrance locations: ANMC hospital entrances remain on limited access. All patients and visitors should use the following entrances. Staff are not able to grant entrance access to closed or restricted locations.

  • ANMC main entrance: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • ANMC parking garage sky bridge: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Department: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Going forward, we are monitoring any impact these changes may have on our staff and operations due to illnesses such as influenza and RSV cases across Alaska. We encourage everyone to stay up to date on all vaccines and COVID-19 boosters.

Thank you for your support as ANTHC and our specialty health services have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing more smiling faces around the Alaska Native Health Campus. 

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