State officials announced four additional positive cases for COVID-19 in Alaska, and announced new mandates related to the coronavirus crisis during a press conference in Anchorage Monday evening.
Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said there are four new cases in Anchorage, which were all travel related. That brings the state total to 36, as of Monday.
Department of Health and Human Services Director Adam Crum announced two new health mandates. The first states that all business in the state in which people are within six feet of each other must suspend operations until further notice. Examples include hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo and body piercing studios, massage therapy and tanning facilities. The mandate also prohibits delivery of these services, or business practicing these services in an alternative location. The mandate begins Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The second mandate requires anyone arriving in Alaska, international or interstate travel, to self-quarantine for 14 days. Those who traveled are required to go directly from the airport to the location the person is going to quarantine.
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