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Governor Issues COVID-19 Health Mandates 003 and 004

Mar 17, 2020

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March 17, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 003 and 004 to prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

With the goal of minimizing in-person interaction in enclosed spaces, Health Mandate 003 which goes into effect March 18 at 5 p.m. closes all bars, breweries, restaurants, food and beverage kiosks or trucks, and other establishments serving food or beverages within in the State of Alaska to public dine-in service. All buffets and salad bars are likewise closed to self-service. The closure remains in effect until April 1, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Additionally, all entertainment facilities shall be closed to the public, including theaters, gyms and fitness centers, bowling alleys and bingo halls.

A signed copy of the COVID-19 Health Mandate 003 may be found here.

COVID-19 Health Mandate 004 pertains to travelers coming into Alaska from CDC Level 3 countries (high risk) and anywhere outside of Alaska (medium risk) within the last 14 days. The Mandate also provides guidance for what travelers should do upon returning to Alaska.

A signed copy of the COVID-19 Health Mandate 004 may be found here.

These measures are being implemented to protect all Alaskans and we appreciate the public and business community’s understanding of these mandates in an effort to mitigate the impacts of this virus.

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