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COVID-19: Alaska

Restrictions on Private Business Operations

  • The State of Alaska has issued a statewide order closing all non-essential businesses. The order will be reevaluated April 11.

  • Work from home as much as possible other than “minimum basic operations”

  • The City of Anchorage has mandated that all dentists, veterinarians, optometrists and other health care providers cancel or postpone all non-urgent or non-emergency procedures to safeguard supply of PPE

  • Closures: Theaters, Gyms, Bingo Halls, Personal care services (hair salons, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo shops, massage therapy locations, tanning facilities).

  • On-site dining prohibited in all restaurants and bars

Health Care Provisions

  • The Governor has issued a number of mandates related to health care.

  • All providers, hospitals and surgical centers are required to postpone or cancel all non-urgent or elective procedures for three months

Support for Impacted Businesses

  • The Governor announced a $1 billion economic stabilization plan, but the details are still being worked out.

  • Support for Impacted Workers

  • The Governor has taken a number of measures to help workers, small businesses, renters, and homeowners.

  • Anchorage will not allow utilities to be turned off or evictions

Travel Restrictions and Advisories

Current Status of Legislature

  • The Legislature is not in session. A special session may be called for early summer.

State and Local Tax

  • Anchorage property tax bills will be delayed at least a month

  • Anchorage discussing suspending property taxes for landlords

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