Governor Mike Dunleavy

Alaska’s Governor is asking the Alaska State Legislature to move quickly to extend a vital health disaster declaration that is due to expire in mid-February. 

“Extending the public health disaster until the end of September 2021 allows the state’s ongoing response to be able to have the tools and resources need to help Alaskans,” affirmed Governor Mike Dunleavy. “This bill includes a number of important provisions to protect the public and economic health of Alaskan residents during this unprecedented public health emergency period.”

Dunleavy‘s Senate Bill 56 (SB56) extends the public health disaster emergency period to the end of the federal fiscal year or until the commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services certifies to the governor that there is no longer an outbreak of COVID-19 or an imminent threat of an outbreak in the State of Alaska, whichever is earlier.