The State of Alaska issued another health mandate today. This mandate supersedes several other mandates that shut down commerce across the state of Alaska, cracking open commerce for the first time in weeks, although with lots of limitations and face coverings.
Mandate 16 will go into effect April 24 and is the first in a series that are meant to allow businesses to reopen responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By issuing this Mandate, the Governor is establishing consistent mandates across the State in order to mitigate both the public health and the economic impacts of COVID-19 across Alaska,” according to the state’s press release.
However, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is marching to his own drum and will not open up Anchorage for commerce until Monday.
The State of Alaska has granted a special dispensation for Berkowitz to open the largest city in Alaska at 8 am Monday. Once open, Anchorage will then fall under the state mandates below.
Attachment D – Non-Essential Public Facing Businesses Generally – modifies Mandate 011
Attachment E – Retail Businesses – modifies Mandate 011
Attachment F – Restaurants Dine-In Services – modifies Mandate 03.1
Attachment G – Personal Care Services – modifies Mandate 09
Attachment H – Non-Essential Non-Public-Facing Businesses – modifies Mandate 011