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Gov. Dunleavy’s emergency message consistent with CBJ’s current COVID-19 mitigation strategies

November 12, 2020 – News

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s emergency message this morning reinforces the measures the City and Borough of Juneau has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Juneau. CBJ Emergency Operations Center raised the overall community risk level to Level 3 High on October 20, and that remains the current level. At this time, CBJ is not raising the risk level or implementing any new measures.

The guidance in the governor’s message includes maintaining a distance of six feet from all non-household members, wearing a mask or face covering, and utilizing online ordering and curbside pickup. These recommendations are consistent with the CBJ Emergency Operations Center mitigation strategies for Level 3 High, which were fully implemented in October. Here’s a reminder of what those measures are:

  • Indoor gatherings must be limited to 20 people with masks required.
  • Bars and restaurants must not exceed 50% indoor capacity, maintain 6 feet of social distance between patrons, maintain a patron list, and close at 11 p.m. Delivery and curbside pickup are recommended.
  • Personal services must be by appointment only, one customer per service provider, no waiting areas.
  • Gyms must not exceed 25% capacity, no group activities.
  • Masks must continue to be worn in all public indoor areas (including during indoor recreation). Masks must be worn in public outdoor areas where 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained. The Juneau Assembly’s mask ordinance was extended at the end of September.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance; keep social bubbles contained to family members.
  • Travelers arriving in Juneau from other Alaskan communities with Intermediate or High alert levels are strongly encouraged to test at the Juneau Airport and follow strict social distance protocols until negative results arrive, or quarantine for 14 days.

Given Governor Dunleavy’s new Declaration of Public Health Disaster Emergency, which takes effect November 16, CBJ anticipates remaining at Level 3 High through the month of November. Community risk will be reevaluated at that time and adjusted as appropriate.

CBJ thanks the community for pulling together and making sacrifices during this stressful time. Community members are encouraged to support local businesses by ordering takeout, utilizing curbside pickup and delivery services, and exploring what online options your favorite Juneau businesses and organizations offer.

Read CBJ’s COVID-19 Risk Metrics and Mitigation Strategies here. Watch Gov. Dunleavy’s video here.