April 27, 2020 by Talia Jeanlouis Who enforces the mandates? State and local law enforcement are authorized to enforce individual compliance. In addition, some state boards and commissions have investigative and enforcement powers and may take enforcement action against a licensee when warranted. The primary focus is on education and voluntary compliance with the mandates. Law enforcement will respond to complaints and educate the public when they see violations that jeopardize the safety of individuals or the community. However, individuals who recklessly violate the mandates do risk both civil fines and criminal prosecution. See https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/ for more details on these penalties.