COVID-19 Threatens Our Systems. Dunleavy Uses Emergency Powers To Update Mandates

Governor Dunleavy Sounds Alarm About Coronavirus & How It Can Destroy Our Systems, Gives An Ultimatum: Shape Up & Do The Right Th...

Governor Dunleavy Sounds Alarm About Coronavirus & How It Can Destroy Our Systems, Gives An Ultimatum: Shape Up & Do The Right Thing 

EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

 The Governor instituted a number of executive actions:

 

  • On Monday, November 16 at 12:01 a.m. his new 30-day COVID-19 disaster declaration takes effect.
  • Effective immediately all State employees are to work from home whenever feasible.
  • Face masks and social distancing are now mandatory at State work sites for both employees and visitors.
  • Businesses, organizations, and local governments that can operate remotely are urged to send their employees home as soon as possible.
  • Businesses and organizations that can offer food and supplies online with curbside pickup are urged to do so.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet apart from all non-household members.
  • If a distance of six feet apart is not possible, wear a mask or face covering.

Governor Dunleavy and Alaska’s public health officials are now asking all businesses, organizations, and local governments to take the following actions through the end this month:

Distance remains the primary tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. In order to keep hospitals, health care facilities, and businesses operating, all Alaskans are urged to:

“We have sacrificed so much in order to fight this virus. Alaskans have done so well, and I am proud to be your Governor. With the advent of inoculations on the horizon, the end to this fight is in sight,” said Governor Dunleavy. 

 
 

Earlier the Governor said he was concerned with Alaska's security, and keeping our critical care systems operating.  It came down to the basics. If Alaskans cooperate, he said the state could keep its hospitals going. 


“My job as governor is not to tell you how to live your life. My job is to ensure the security and safety of Alaska. I can’t do that without your help,” said Governor Dunleavy in his video address. “I’m asking you to reach deep for the next three weeks. If we can buy time for our critical workers – if we can keep our systems operational – we can avoid being forced to take further action. But if we cannot reduce the spread of this virus, we reduce our future options for how to proceed. No matter what you believe about the virus, the facts are the facts. Hospitalizations and sick healthcare workers are reaching untenable levels. We must act together now while we still have choices.”
 


 

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