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COVID-19 Economic Stabilization

Alaska Economic Stabilization Team
Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy

On March 17, 2020 Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the creation of the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team (AEST). The bipartisan group of leaders will work with the Dunleavy administration on a plan to protect the state’s economy from the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Alaska. The group will be led by former Governor Sean Parnell and former US Senator Mark Begich.

Alaska Economic Stabilization Team

The documents posted here represent the work product of the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team (AEST). Guided by former Governor Sean Parnell and former Senator Mark Begich, AEST listened to the voices of thousands of Alaskans as they outlined their questions, concerns, and innovative solutions.

As we respond to the unprecedented economic upheaval brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, my administration will continue to draw upon the work of the stabilization team alongside the many ideas that Alaskans have shared with us. I would like to thank the cochairs and dedicated volunteers who are participating in this process for their invaluable service to our state.

The pandemic is not yet over, and neither is the stress being experienced by our Alaskan workers, businesses, and broader economy. We will continue to gather input from all corners of our state as we work together to get Alaska’s economy back on its feet.

Read Governor Dunleavy's 6 Point Stabilization Plan

Resources for Alaskans Economically Impacted by COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance

Information for Alaskans applying for unemployment insurance benefits from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Small Business Assistance

Information from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Home Owner Information

Information for Alaskans about mortgage assistance and the suspension of eviction proceedings.

Federal Government Resources

Information from the federal government on the COVID-19 outbreak for businesses and employers.

Orders of Suspension

Executive Orders from Governor Dunleavy suspending certain fees and fines across State Government.

Contact the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team

Send your suggestions to the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team using the form below. 

Alaska Economic Stabilization Team Leadership

Governor Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell

Former Governor

“In times like these, Alaskans come together to fight for our state and our future. Former U.S. Senator Begich and I are 'all in' for Alaska and I pledge to work together with him and others to bring more stability and certainty for Alaskans in the days and months ahead.”

Senator Mark Begich

Mark Begich

Former US Senator

“As political rivals who have publicly disagreed on issues, the easy answer when Governor Dunleavy asked for my participation would have been no, but we are facing a global crisis and I believe we all must do our part to protect Alaska’s families, communities, and economy. There is already so much uncertainty and strain placed on our businesses – both big and small – we can’t afford for partisanship to prevent us from finding a path forward. Those who have worked with me know that I am not afraid of tough conversations so Alaska businesses can feel confident that I will work to make their needs and voices heard.”

COVID-19 News & Information from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.