Nine top level officials at the Anchorage Health Department have left or been fired since Mayor Dave Bronson took office in July.
Assembly members asked Morgan about social media posts and other online comments he’d made suggesting COVID-19 is a hoax and denying the efficacy of masks.
Both Gov. Dunleavy and Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson are declining to use the types of mandates, restrictions and testing requirements the city and state used to try to minimize the spread of the virus the last time case counts were this high.
Janet Johnston has left her job for a position outside the government.
Anchorage health officials said that lower COVID-19 case rates in recent weeks gave the city room to ease restrictions.
On Saturday, Alaska state health officials reported a record 933 new cases of COVID-19.
The school district faces questions about whether Nov. 16 is the right time to bring students into school buildings, with widespread virus transmission and public health resources already strained.