When the pandemic started, Wendy Williams was working as a school nurse in the Anchorage School District. Since then she took a contract job with the CDC foundation as the School Nurse Consultant for the state of Alaska.
In this role, Williams works with school districts, urban and rural, on health issues involving students. She provides support, resources, training opportunities to school nurses all across the state.
ATMI producer Edison Wallace Moyer spoke with Williams about how Long Covid has been affecting youth throughout the state, how schools have been preparing to help students with lingering symptoms, and other health concerns overshadowed by the pandemic.
They spoke on July 21st, 2022.
Hosted by Madison Knutson.
Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.
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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19
- Anchorage COVID Vaccine: Find a location to get your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster in Anchorage.
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.