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State extends school closure to end of school year & extends other mandates

April 10, 2020 – News

The State of Alaska issued a mandate last night that extends the statewide public and private school closure from May 1 to the end of the school year. Student learning in Juneau will carry on as the Juneau School District continues to provide distance-delivered educational services. To help the district improve the way it provides remote education, families of student are encouraged to fill out this survey.

The mandate explains that the state’s Incident Command will reconvene in April “to consider whether the state’s health outlook will safely allow for small groups of students to meet with their teachers in-person for final student conferences before the end of the school year.”

In addition to the new mandate announced last night, three previously-issued mandates have been reevaluated and extended:

Health Mandate 012, which limits intrastate travel between communities, and Health Mandate 011 requiring social distancing will both remain in effect until April 21 when they will be reviewed again.

Health Mandate 006, which requires elective oral procedures to be postponed, will remain in effect until it is rescinded. Emergency dental care may be provided to relieve severe oral pain or treat infections.

Read all the state mandates here. Questions regarding the state’s COVID-19 response, including health mandates and alerts, can be emailed to covidquestions@alaska.gov.

For local news, information, and resources to help keep Juneau safe and healthy, go to juneau.org/covid-19.