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Celebrating this Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2020 – News

For this Memorial Day weekend, whether you choose to go camping, fishing, hiking, biking, or just go outside and BBQ in your own backyard, please stay safe this weekend. The best way to stay safe while having fun is to be prepared.

This year that means in addition to the normal safety measures – such as planning ahead, carrying extra supplies, being fire-wise and not driving distracted – follow these COVID-19 precautions to keep yourself and family safe:

WASH YOUR HANDS – If you don’t have access to soap and water, make sure you bring and use hand sanitizer

MAINTAIN YOUR DISTANCE – Stay at least 6’ feet away from others not in your household

WEAR A FACE COVERING – Carry one with you and use it when you’re around others and can’t maintain 6’ of distance

STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK – It may alter your plans, but please don’t go out if you feel sick, even with mild symptoms. Call either your primary health care provider or Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

In addition, the Juneau Police Department will increase the number of officers working throughout the weekend to conduct extra patrol activities with special focus on traffic safety, DUI enforcement, and public safety out the road. The Mobile Incident Command Vehicle will be staffed and deployed out the road Saturday afternoon through Monday morning. Everyone is encouraged to wear seatbelts, observe speed limits, avoid distracted driving, and call for safe and sober rides if needed.

When we all take responsibility for our actions, we’re all safer and healthier. And don’t forget the reason we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday is to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving in military. CBJ Offices will be CLOSED Monday, May 25, 2020 in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday. Regular business hours (8 am – 4:30 pm) will resume on Tuesday, May 26.