Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a sequence of well being orders associated to the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday. When the state’s emergency declaration ends at midnight on Sunday, so will the well being mandates the governor began issuing in March.
A brand new, 30-day catastrophe declaration goes into impact at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. And with it comes eight new COVID-19 outbreak health orders. Among the orders are much like the earlier mandates.
One other new order requires that vacationers inside Alaska who journey off of the highway system keep social distancing till they’ve a detrimental check outcome for the coronavirus.
Whereas the opposite orders are efficient Monday morning, that one goes into impact on Saturday, Nov. 21. However native communities are allowed to impose their very own journey restrictions. One of many orders continues to permit that.
Two orders are provisions of Senate Bill 241, which additionally expires on Sunday. One permits well being care professionals licensed in different states to be licensed in Alaska through the emergency, and permits for more telehealth services. And one that enables firms and nonprofit boards that usually are required to satisfy in particular person to meet electronically.
There’s an order that requires companies outlined as offering important infrastructure to submit protecting plans. It consists of extra detailed guidelines for the fishing business.
One other order additionally continues a coverage permitting for quarantine and isolation shelter for first responders, well being care staff and homeless individuals.