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Fairbanks to Declare State of Emergency

Mayor Matherly will be issuing an emergency declaration on Tuesday, March 24

City of Fairbanks Updates:

  • Mayor Matherly will be issuing an emergency declaration on Tuesday, March 24, and asking the City Council to ratify the declaration at the Council meeting on March 30. According to state law, an emergency declaration by the Mayor is only effective for seven days unless ratified by the Council.
  • We are currently urging residents to use our online and over-the-phone options for making garbage and citation payments. The fee for over-the-phone payments has been suspended. To make a payment online click HERE.
  • Our Fire Department is closed to all non-essential foot traffic. Ride-alongs and tours have been suspended until further notice.
  • Fairbanks Police has suspended all ride-alongs and building tours. We are temporarily closing public access to the FPD lobby. Residents will still be able to contact officers at FPD by using the phone available in the vestibule, which will remain open. Residents are encouraged to file police reports online using Police2Citizen as much as possible. If unsure whether you can file your report online, you can call 907-450-6500 for information.
  • City employees returning from out-of-state will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and work from home.
  • City administration is attempting to implement measures to encourage social-distancing for our employees. This includes some employees working from home and employees being relocated to alternative work sites.
  • Public meetings and events (except for the City Council meeting on 3/30/20) at City Hall have been canceled until 4/17/2020
  • Beginning Monday, March 23rd, City Hall will be closing to the public until further notice. Employees will still be available to assist residents between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, via phone/email. City Hall’s main phone number is 907-459-6702.

Information from the Website: https://www.fairbanksalaska.us/mayor/page/covid-19-information

**For information specific to Alaska, including the number of cases and mandates from the Governor, visit: www.coronavirus.alaska.gov

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