“Due to the efforts of Alaskans protecting our most vulnerable, the early and rapid vaccination of our high risk population, and the widespread availability of vaccines and therapeutics, Alaska has seen a significant decline in COVID cases,” says Governor Mike Dunleavy.
A familiar story emerges from the data: COVID-19 has negatively impacted the hiring market and tourism-based businesses.
This change comes as a result of updated guidance from the CDC advising that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in most public settings, increased vaccination rates, and decreasing case counts in Anchorage.
A signed parental/guardian consent form is required for youth age 12 to 17 to be vaccinated, and the presence of a parent/guardian is preferred.
Vaccine Week will bring free, accessible vaccine clinics, prizes, and celebratory events to Anchorage during the first week of May. We’re going to #DoItForSummer.
Supplemental Targeted Advances will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.