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Alaska Critical Infrastructure COVID-19 Community/Workforce Protective Plans

Resources from the Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The Governor’s Outbreak Health Order 5 directs: “If your business is included in the Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order and your workers must travel to enter Alaska, you must submit a plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to the This plan must outline how you will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure, or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function.“

The Governor’s Outbreak Health Order 8 directs: “All businesses, whether Essential Services/Critical Infrastructure or nonessential/non-critical, that have staff traveling between communities, must file a protective plan with The plan should outline how the business will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger lives in the communities in which the business wants to operate, endanger others who serve as a part of the business community, or endanger the ability of critical infrastructure to function. If you have already submitted a plan pursuant to a prior Outbreak Health Order, you do not need to submit another plan. Visit for guidance.”

Please submit protective plans by email to, and use the name of your business at the start of the email Subject line, and the start of the filename for any attached files.

If your company requests that the State of Alaska withhold any information contained in your Community/Workforce Protective Plan from public release because the information is protected under AS 40.25.120(a), you must submit the following information via email to

  1.  Identify each set of discrete information that the company asserts is protected;
  2.  Identify each specific legal authority that the company asserts applies to each such set of information; and
  3.  For each such set of information, explain why the company asserts the information is protected based on each legal authority the company asserts applies to that information.

Please note your request that State of Alaska not disclose information your company asserts is protected is itself subject to disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Accordingly, your company needs to do the same three things identified above for any information in your request that your company asserts is protected.