State Legislature Drops The Ball On Extending Disaster Status – Will Hurt Businesses

Governor Dunleavy Wanted Disaster Declaration Extended – Legislature Can't Get It Done Crisis Looms As Federal Funding Of Many Progra...


Governor Dunleavy Wanted Disaster Declaration Extended – Legislature Can't Get It Done

Crisis Looms As Federal Funding Of Many Programs Depends On 
Emergency Declaration

Sunday February 14th, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) The state's emergency disaster declaration has expired and with it federal relief funds for COVID Relief will dry up.

The first thing that has happened is that Alaska has lost the ability to make all outsiders coming into the state get tested to make sure they don't have COVID. That one rule has kept Alaska much safer than many states where infected people can just drive across state lines. The new extension would also have allowed the state to continue the vaccination and testing programs with federal help.

It is unknown how many other programs will be affected and whether the SBA emergency loans to help Alaska's small businesses will be cut off. 

The Governor already extended the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration several times before it ran out on February 14th, 2021. The legislature was needed to extend it further but the State House has been unable to even organize itself. The State House was thought to have finally organized last week but it was not a sure deal.

It remains to be seen if either body will pass the bill to extend the declaration and help small business get back on track.

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