JUST IN TIME FOR ALCOHOL TAX TO GO INTO EFFECT
Anchorage residents are getting a reprieve from the harsh restrictions that kept them in their homes in December and January.
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson decided Anchorage residents may now go into restaurants at a 50 percent capacity, may shop in stores at a 50 percent capacity, as well as use gymnasiums.
She still has limits on gatherings — no more than 10 may gather inside, or 30 may gather outside. And residents may not have physical contact with people outside their homes. Bars may not serve alcohol after midnight.
The easing up on bars and restaurants comes on the same day the municipality’s new 5 percent alcohol tax goes into effect.
Indoor competition for organized sports is now allowed in the municipality, she said during an announcement today. The easing of the restrictions begins on Monday, she said.
Anchorage has been in under various, changing lockdowns for the better part of a year, since the Wuhan-originated virus called COVID-19 arrived in Alaska.