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Mayor of Anchorage – PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY “HUNKER DOWN” ORDER

Posted by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on Friday, March 20, 2020

ISSUED BY THE MAYOR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE PURSUANT TO ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3.80.060H. The COVID-l 9 pandemic has generated a public health emergency that threatens to overwhelm our health system, endangering the lives and wellbeing of the people of Anchorage. We can take steps to slow and hopefully contain the threat, but those steps require coordinated community action. This order is put forward to preserve the health and safety of our community while ensuring that vital goods and services continue to be available. I HEREBY ORDER THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO PRESERVE LIFE IN AND ADJACENT TO THE MUNICIPALITY. THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY REGULATIONS BEGIN AT 10:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 AND REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 :59 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020.

Alert: Emergency Order EO-03 issued by Mayor requires Municipal residents to stay home as much as possible

Beginning at 10:00pm on Sunday, March 22, Residents of the Municipality of Anchorage must stay at home as much as possible, except to work in certain critical jobs, to get food and supplies, to receive or provide healthcare and to recreate outside without contacting others.  On the limited occasions when individuals leave home, they should maintain a distance of at least six feet from anyone outside their household.

Vulnerable populations, such as older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at greater risk should they be exposed to COVID-19.  These populations should stay home, limit contact with other people, and, if possible, arrange for household members, friends or neighbors to deliver necessary items like food or other supplies.  Anyone who is sick or has returned to Alaska from an area with ongoing community spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days should reduce contact with others even further, except to obtain medical care or to get fresh air, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and another person.

All businesses and entities except for specifically exempted businesses must close their premises.  Critical businesses include:

  • Businesses providing for operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure
  • Healthcare operations
  • First responders
  • Critical government functions
  • Defense and national security-related operations
  • Grocery Stores and food cultivation
  • Businesses that provide for vulnerable populations
  • Media
  • Gas stations and auto supply and repair
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Hardware stores
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators
  • Mailing and shipping services
  • Educational institutions for distance learning
  • Laundry service providers
  • Restaurants and bars providing for delivery and carry-out
  • Businesses that supply products needed for at-home work and critical business supplies
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and service directly to residents
  • Transportation service companies
  • Home-based healthcare
  • Hotels, residential facilities
  • Legal or accounting services
  • Childcare facilities-used only by those who need childcare to work at a critical job

For a complete list of businesses, please see attached Emergency Order EO-03.  Businesses and entities may continue to utilize telecommunicating from work or home procedures.

Instructions:

Read Emergency Order EO-03 and EO-03 Frequently asked questions

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