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In rural Alaska, home health care visits are a lifeline during COVID-19 spike

Home Health Manager Kirsten Testoni visits Natocha Lyons, 43, who is quarantining at home with COVID, Nov. 24. (Angela Denning/KFSK)
Home Health Manager Kirsten Testoni visits Natocha Lyons, 43, who is quarantining at home with COVID, Nov. 24. (Angela Denning/KFSK)

In November, Petersburg, a remote island town of Alaska, had a COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 7% of the town’s 3,000 residents infected. On the frontlines was a team of home health nurses going door-to-door treating patients.

Angela Denning of KFSK in Petersburg reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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