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Juneau’s community risk level lowers to modified High; indoor masking remains required

November 15, 2021 – News

After a sustained decline in case rate, test positivity, and gains in public health and hospital capacity, the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reducing the overall community risk to modified Level 3 High. Juneau was last at modified High on July 30, before increasing to High on August 20. At modified High, masking is still being required in indoor public areas, but all other COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies drop to Level 2 Moderate.

The following community mitigation measures are effective immediately:

  • Indoor gathering limit is raised from 20 to 50 with masks required. There is no size limit if all individuals at the gathering are fully vaccinated; masks required.
  • ​Restaurant capacity requirement lifted, though recommendation to ensure distancing between parties remains in place.
  • Bars no longer have to close at 11 p.m. though indoor service still must not exceed 50 percent capacity.
  • Personal services are still by appointment only, but waiting areas can now be at 50 percent capacity.
  • Gyms are still limited to 50 percent capacity. Indoor classes are limited to fully vaccinated individuals only.

Read CBJ’s COVID-19 Risk Metrics and Mitigation Strategies here for more details.

The CDC continues to recommend indoor masking for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at Juneau’s current community-wide case rate.

Behind vaccination, masking in indoor spaces remains the most effective tool to continue the sustained decline of COVID-19 case activity in Juneau and further lower the community risk level. The EOC will continue to monitor the situation and respond with adjustments to the community mitigation strategies as appropriate.

For more information, email [email protected].