Dunleavy Extends State’s COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Response December 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today issued a Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration effective 12:00am, December 16, 2020, until January 15, 2021, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the State of Alaska. The Disaster Declaration enables the state’s ongoing response to the increased outbreak of COVID-19 and is necessary to facilitate and coordinate the receipt and distribution of the vaccine across Alaska. “Alaska is at a critical point in the pandemic; 7-day average of case counts is still high, vaccines are now available, and the emergency response permitted by this declaration is critical to the successful distribution of a vaccine across Alaska,” said Governor Dunleavy. COVID-19 Outbreak Health Orders, issued under the November 15th Declaration, have been renewed under the new Disaster Declaration. A signed copy of the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration can be found here. All COVID-19 Outbreak Health Orders can be found here.