The Assembly discussed the emergency ordinance at meetings last week and on Monday, but was waiting on additional guidance on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s statewide 14-day quarantine mandate, which is set to expire Friday.
Ed King has lived in Juneau for four years. Since leaving his job at the state last year, he started his own firm focused on Alaska’s economy.
The assembly heard testimony Monday from members of the public about an emergency ordinance requiring visitors, workers and Juneau residents to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to monitor for COVID-19.
The Juneau Assembly will hold a virtual special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. before its regularly scheduled committee meeting.
This year’s statewide Native Youth Olympics competition was canceled due to the pandemic, but the annual gathering rooted in sportsmanship and survival found a creative way to continue.
The initial investigations into Juneau’s cases announced on Thursday and Friday show that both are travel-related.
The announcement extinguishes any chance of salvaging Alaska’s delayed cruise ship season.
Juneau’s Assembly with meet to discuss COVID-19 mitigation and the out-of-state travel quarantine, federal CARES Act funding, child care relief and an ordinance requiring cloth face masks on Capital Transit buses.
The Juneau Assembly is nearing the end of its annual budget process with a notably brighter outlook than the one it started with.
The facility’s most recent case was discovered after the state Department of Corrections tested 73 staff and 168 inmates two weeks ago.