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Everyone in Juneau – vaxxed & unvaxxed – encouraged to mask up in indoor public areas

July 19, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center (EOC) encourage all citizens – vaccinated and unvaccinated – to wear a mask in indoor public areas. With Juneau experiencing a modest increase of COVID-19 cases, residents are asked to mask up and practice other COVID-19 mitigation measures as appropriate to avoid a surge of cases happening elsewhere in the region and state.

“With community spread happening in Juneau, more people traveling in and out of the community, and the Delta variant active in the state, let’s be proactive in keeping our case numbers low. Please wear masks in indoor public areas, like grocery stores, libraries, restaurants and bars when you’re not eating and drinking, and other indoor spaces where people are gathered,” EOC Incident Commander and Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove said. “Let’s do everything we can to keep our businesses open and the Juneau School District on track to full school days this fall. Please practice other mitigation measures like physical distancing in crowded spaces, holding gatherings outdoors versus indoors, and keeping those gatherings small when possible.”

The EOC will provide detailed information and guidance during a COVID-19 Community Update tomorrow, July 20, at 4 p.m. Participate online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98563085159, call 1-253-215-8782 with webinar ID 985 6308 5159, or watch on Facebook Live.

The EOC also strongly recommends the following mitigation measures related to COVID-19 testing, which remains an important tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19:

  • For vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, if you’re feeling even mildly ill with new symptoms like fatigue, chills, cough, fever, or decreased sense of taste or smell, contact your health care provider or call Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000 daily, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to schedule a free COVID-19 test at CBJ’s Drive-Thru testing facility. You can also register online here.
  • Unvaccinated individuals who’ve traveled within state – particularly to Sitka, Anchorage, or Kenai Peninsula – are asked to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the Juneau airport.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 586-5240 or email COVIDquestions@juneau.org.