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During crowded Fourth of July festivities, unvaccinated people are required to mask up

June 9, 2021 – News

Fourth of July festivities in Juneau – like the Gastineau Channel Fourth of July fireworks show, downtown parade, and Douglas events – are scheduled to take place next month. Local committees and organizations in charge of these events are moving forward with planning. As a reminder, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks in crowded outdoor events, like a parade or other event where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. This requirement is part of the City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies.

“The community has worked really hard with mitigation efforts, including vaccination. It’s a big accomplishment that 60 percent of Juneau’s population is fully vaccinated. So let’s celebrate this Fourth of July together. Please be considerate of your neighbors and remember to mask up when required,” City Manager Rorie Watt said.

Individuals who are required to wear masks in crowded outdoor events include all children ages 2-11, as well as anyone ages 12 and up who is not fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed since receiving a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series. To find opportunities to get a Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, go to juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000.

For more information, email COVIDquestions@juneau.org.