State of Alaska
There are a few things we strongly advise all Alaskans do to minimize the risk of COVID-19:
At this time the State of Alaska does not order the general use of masks, limit group size, or business operations, but does encourage Alaskans to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Posted: November 16, 2020Expiration: Until Rescinded
Order No. 8, Intrastate Travel, specifies the limitations on community restrictions, and that Critical Infrastructure must be allowed to travel into rural towns, but follow safety plans; defines critical personal needs for residents that need to leave communities; and implements a testing strategy and protocols for individuals traveling from road system communities to off-road system.
Order No. 7, Online Raffles & Prize Drawings, allows charitable gaming permittees to conduct raffles, lotteries and other contests online.
Order No. 6, International & Interstate Travel, provides guidelines for residents and non-residents traveling into Alaska.
Order No. 5, Critical Infrastructure, provides guidance for critical infrastructure workers in Alaska. Appendices with specific guidance for the following industries: commercial fishing, independent harvesters, and seafood processing plants.
Order No. 4, Non-Congregate Sheltering, provides FEMA reimbursement eligibility for temporary sheltering and quarantine.
Order No. 3, Virtual Meetings & Electronic Communications for Boards, allows business to be conducted virtually and via electronic communications for boards of corporations, non-profit, and ANCs.
Order No. 2, Telehealth & Courtesy Occupational Licenses, authorizes telemedicine, access to licensees from other jurisdictions, and flexibility to certain licensing boards.
Order No. 1, Suspension of Regulations and Statutes, suspends certain regulations and statutes to allow agencies to best address the COVID-19 emergency. Allowing businesses and
Prior Health Mandates 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018 have expired, been superseded, or rescinded and are no longer valid
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