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COVID-19 Outbreak Health Orders

There are a few things we strongly advise all Alaskans do to minimize the risk of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask when around others
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible
  • Keep your interactions and circles small when possible.
  • Even for mild symptoms get tested.

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.

Does the State of Alaska order the use of masks by the public?

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. 

Can a business or entity require masks?

Yes. Private companies and entities can enact their own requirements. 

Does the State of Alaska require masks in State of Alaska facilities?

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.”

Can a local community have more restrictions than the state?

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.

Outbreak Health Order 8: Intrastate Travel

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 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.

Outbreak Health Order 7: Online Ticket Sales

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Order No. 7, Online Raffles & Prize Drawings, allows charitable gaming permittees to conduct raffles, lotteries and other contests online.

Outbreak Health Order 6: International and Interstate Travel

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Order No. 6, International & Interstate Travel, provides guidelines for residents and non-residents traveling into Alaska.

Outbreak Health Order 5: Critical Infrastructure

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

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.

Outbreak Health Order 4: Non-Congregate Sheltering

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Order No. 4, Non-Congregate Sheltering, provides FEMA reimbursement eligibility for temporary sheltering and quarantine.

Outbreak Health Order 3: Shareholders Meetings

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

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.

Outbreak Health Order 2: Courtesy Licenses Telehealth Background

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Order No. 2, Telehealth & Courtesy Occupational Licenses, authorizes telemedicine, access to licensees from other jurisdictions, and flexibility to certain licensing boards.

Outbreak Health Order 1: Suspension of Laws

Posted: November 16, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

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, 010011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018 have expired, been superseded, or rescinded and are no longer valid

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