Few local health mandates stay intact

Alaska's disaster declaration, which was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Sunday after the state legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy failed to extend the declaration. Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said some local health mandates are unaffected, but other local mandates are suspended until the Borough Assembly can update them on Monday.

With the absence of a disaster declaration, Dunleavy issued four health advisories on Feb. 14 regarding COVID-19 safety measures, international, interstate and intrastate travel and critical infrastr...


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