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Posted: January 14, 2021Expiration: Until Rescinded
Order No. 8, Intrastate Travel, provides clear guidance and requirements for travel between communities located off the Road System or the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Order No. 7, Online Raffles & Prize Drawings, permits online ticket sales for raffles, lotteries, and other contests so that proceeds from these contests may benefit charities in Alaska.
Order No. 6, International & Interstate Travel, provides clear requirements to travelers entering Alaska from outside Alaska.
Order No. 5, Critical Infrastructure, provides clear guidance for Critical Infrastructure businesses operating in the State of 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 shareholder meetings to occur virtually, and to allow for business to take place in a socially-distanced manner to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Order No. 2, Telehealth & Courtesy Occupational Licenses, allows oversight boards who regulate certain healthcare providers in Alaska under AS 08 the ability to respond to COVID-19 practice issues in a more flexible manner.
Order No. 1, Suspension of Regulations and Statutes, allow all state agencies to be able to administer their programs in a manner that best meets the needs of the state during the COVID-19 emergency.
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
Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy
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Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management