Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday that residents will be allowed to have non-urgent doctor’s appointments again beginning on April 20 as the state makes its first step toward rolling back coronavirus restrictions.
Procedures that will be allowed include regular checkups, chiropractic procedures and physical therapy.
Patients will have to be prescreened before going to the practitioner’s office to make sure they are not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. The order also says that most elective medical procedures will be allowed under the same provisions starting two weeks later, on May 4.
Alaska has reported at least 293 confirmed coronavirus cases, and nine deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.