The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution asking Gov. Mike Dunleavy to order a statewide mask mandate.
The only Assembly member who voted against it was Jamie Allard.
The resolution, without evidence, said that “the economy won’t rebound until the virus is under control and wearing masks will help businesses stay open, protect health care workers and will help enable schools to safety reopen.”
The resolution says, “Anchorage’s economy is suffering and won’t recover until people feel safe patronizing businesses…”
Gov. Dunleavy has not issued a statewide mask mandate, although a number of governors have done so.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, was the latest to implement a statewide mask mandate, which began Monday. Republican governors in the remaining 13 states without statewide mask mandates are under increasing pressure to implement similar orders.
The 13 states that still don’t require face masks, according to Axios, are: Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and New Hampshire.