Overview: Governor Dunleavy issued a mandate March 23, 2020, regarding travel to Alaska, effective March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., to be reevaluated by April 21, 2020. Also on March 23, 2020, Governor Dunleavy issued a mandate concerning businesses effective March 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The duration is indefinite.
- All people arriving in Alaska must self-quarantine for 14 days and be monitored for illness.
- All bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues must be closed for in-person service.
- All businesses, congregations, or gatherings where individuals are within six feet of each other must stop all operations. No gatherings of more than 10 people may take place.
- Does not address foreclosures or evictions
Exceptions/Waivers: Businesses in critical infrastructure industries (listed in an attachment to the order) whose workers must travel to the state may submit a plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to the Dep’t of Commerce, Community and Economic Development by 3:00 p.m. on March 24, 2020, outlining how they will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which they operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function.
Penalties: Failure to follow the order requiring quarantine of people traveling to Alaska is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.035 and Alaska Statute 12.55.135.