COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Legislation

Governor Dunleavy today in his Anchorage Office signed two pieces of timely legislation to help Alaska’s COVID-19 response and preparedness.

House Bill 206 provides financial resources to DHSS for COVID-19 preparedness and response $4 million in state funds and provides open ended authority to accept any federal funds for COVID-19 response, as requested by the Governor on March 2, 2020.

House Bill 29 requires health care insurers to provide coverage for telehealth benefits and can reduce consumer and insurer costs. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC and the Alaska Chief Medical Officer have encouraged those with flu-like symptoms to utilize telehealth benefits before overloading the healthcare system, especially emergency rooms.

For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.alaska.gov.

NEWS RELEASE: COVID-19 | MUNICIPAL BUILDING CLOSURES

The City of Thorne Bay will close to the public as of March 17th through March 31st, 2020.

In an abundance of caution the City of Thorne Bay is following the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Legislation, and the Federal (CDC) guidelines and limiting all physical interactions with the public.

As such, Municipal Offices will be closed to the public but open for business via telephone and email.

FOR ALL BUSINESS PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL BY THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

Telephone:

(907) 828-3380

Email:

CITY CLERK:

Teri Feibel         cityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov

ACCOUNTING & CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Lia Roseland: –customerservice@thornebay-ak.gov

Dana Allison:    reception@thornebay-ak.gov

The City Council has cancelled their regular scheduled meeting for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  We will keep the public updated on a date for future meetings. 

The next scheduled meeting of the City Council is April 7th  

JOB OPPORTUNITY-CITY ADMINISTRATOR

THE POSITION
The City Administrator, acting as the Chief Administrative Officer at the direction of the Mayor, oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and ensures that all functions of the city are carried out efficiently and effectively. The City Administrator directs, administers, and coordinates the activities and functions of the various city offices, departments, commissions and boards in implementing the requirements of city ordinances and the policies of the City Council.