Governor Issues Second COVID-19 Health Mandate; Signs COVID-19 Legislation

March 16, 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 002 to prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The mandate closes state operated libraries, archives, and museums to the public from March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020. All public programs and events scheduled to be held within and around these facilities are suspended in this time. Staff will continue to serve the public through telephone, web, and other modes that preserve the highest degree of social distancing.

Additionally, residential school programs shall begin the process of sending students to their families and home communities. This process should be completed by March 27th.

A signed copy of the COVID-19 Health Mandate 002 can be found here.