Legislature and Anchorage both lift face mask requirement


The Anchorage Assembly voted last Friday to immediately revoke the city’s mask mandate. On the same day, legislative leaders voted to make mask-wearing optional at the state Capitol — and then shed their own face coverings after the vote.

The decision by the Legislative Council followed new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The new legislative policy recommends weekly testing for those who are not fully vaccinated and for those with COVID-19 symptoms or who return to Juneau after travel. The Capitol...

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