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Dunleavy Welcomes Trump’s Alaska Disaster Declaration Approval

Apr 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy welcomes action taken by President Donald J. Trump to approve Alaska’s Disaster Declaration, providing Federal funding to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts for all areas affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“I thank President Trump and his administration for recognizing Alaska’s need for support as we navigate through this pandemic, and approving our request for a Disaster Declaration. We have been in constant communication with the White House since January, and they have been very responsive to our preparedness and response needs,” said Governor Dunleavy. “This Federal support will enable our state and local communities to address the health and economic impacts caused by this devastating virus. My administration will continue to leverage all available options in these uncertain times.”

According to the White House, “additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.”

The Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates can be found here.

For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit


FEMA Media Contact: FEMA News Desk, FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV (202) 646-3272

Governor Dunleavy Media Contact: Jeff Turner,  (907) 310-4961