Governor Michael J. Dunleavy – Press Briefing on COVID-19
April 22, 2020 5 pm
Health mandates are orders issued by Governor Mike Dunleavy, Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum, and Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.
Six new cases of COVID-19 announced in three Alaska communities
April 22, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced six new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (4), Wasilla (1) and Juneau (1).
This brings the total case count in Alaska to 335.
These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 21 and reflect data posted at noon today on coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com. Of the new cases, two are male and four are female. Three are under the age of 10; one is aged 10-19; and two are aged 20-29. There have been a total of 36 hospitalizations and nine deaths with no new hospitalizations or deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 196, including 28 new recovered cases recorded yesterday.
(Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today unveiled Phase One of the State’s approach to reopening segments of the Alaskan economy.
Beginning Friday, April 24, 2020, the following businesses and industries may reopen, following rigorous health and safety standards:
- Restaurants – limited dine-in services
- Retail Stores – limited in-store shopping
- Personal Services Businesses (ie. barbers, nail salons, hairdressers) – limited services
- Non-Essential Businesses (ie. professional business services) – limited services
“Through the public’s outstanding efforts to social distance and adhere to the health mandates set in place, we have witnessed a slow in the spread of COVID-19, effectively protecting the health of our families and loved ones. Compliance with the health mandates came with an economic slowdown and it is time to take a multi-phased approach to reopening our economy. Alaska’s many local businesses and industries are vital to the economic health of the state, and I am pleased that our efforts to protect the health and well-being of Alaskans are showing statistics that allow us to reopen business,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “Many Alaskans may be able to return to work and participate in activities they enjoy. We will provide further guidance on what this looks like in the coming days and will closely monitor this reopening to determine further actions.”