Governor Announces Phase II of Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today announced plans for Phase Two of the State’s approach to reopening segments of the Alaskan economy in an effort to balance the ongoing need to slow the rate of the COVID-19 infection with the critical need to resume economic activity in a reasonable and safe manner.
Beginning Friday, May 8, 2020, Phase Two of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan will take effect, allowing most non-essential businesses to reopen with safeguards. This will allow for the following:
- 50% capacity for retail, restaurants, and other non-essential businesses outlined in Phase One. Walk-ins permitted.
- 50% capacity, or up to 20 patrons, for personal care services. Reservations only.
- 50 person capacity for social and religious gatherings.
- 25% capacity for fitness centers. Walk-ins permitted.
- 50% capacity for swimming pools. Walk-ins permitted.
- 25% capacity for bars, libraries, and museums. Walk-ins permitted.
Additional guidance will be available at the Reopen Alaska Responsibly page.
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