Thousands of commercial fishery workers coming to Bristol Bay will be operating under a strict set of guidelines this season, laid out in the new mandate released last week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. But some local leaders say it’s not enough.
At Monday’s briefing, U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan joined the governor to discuss the CARES Act and take questions from reporters around Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced that restaurants and other retail businesses can begin offering more services on Friday, if they follow certain health guidelines. State health officials have said they are able to reopen parts of the economy because Alaska has had a relatively low number of cases of the virus.