State of Alaska
No. The state does not require the use of masks by the public, however health and science experts recommended that you wear a mask in public where social distancing is challenging to reduce the likelihood that you unknowingly spread COVID-19.
Yes. Private companies and entities can enact their own requirements.
Yes. On July 22, Governor Dunleavy ordered that: “All employees, contractors, and visitors to State of Alaska facilities must wear a facemask if social distancing of at least six feet or more between individuals cannot be maintained. This applies to entryways, hallways, stairwells, elevators, enclosed parking areas, and personal offices where a six-foot distance cannot be exercised.”
Yes, check with local communities as it pertains to non-essential travel off of the road system. Alaska has many small and remote communities that lack a robust healthcare system and they may restrict non-essential travel. View local and borough websites here.
Updated: June 5, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
In-state travel is allowed for all purposes, however local communities may enact their own requirements and rules for travelers. Always check borough and city orders before departing on travel.
Updated: May 27, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
Health Mandate 017 details the measures that independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaska waters or ports must adhere to while participating in the 2020 fishing season.
Updated: June 17, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
Health Mandate 015 provides guidance for health care professionals on safely providing elective health care services while preventing the spread of COVID-19. This mandate also provides PPE guidelines for health care practices.
Updated: April 23, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
Health Mandate 014 details the State of Alaska’s quarantine and isolation program for first responders, health care workers, homeless families, and homeless individuals.
Updated: August 6, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
Health Mandate 010 gives clear requirements for all travelers arriving in Alaska from another state or country. These new requirements go into effect on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. For more details visit: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers
For all travelers (resident and nonresident):
For nonresident travelers:
For Alaska resident travelers:
For critical infrastructure employees:
Health Mandates 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 011, 012, 013, 016 have expired, been superseded, or rescinded and are no longer valid
Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
Contact the Governor’s Office
Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management