Alaska (KINY) - Governor Michael Dunleavy issued an extension to the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration on Thursday. It is set to go into effect at 12:00 a.m. Jan. 15 until 12:00 a.m. Feb. 14.
The Disaster Declaration was extended due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the state. This Declaration enables the state to continue its response to the virus and managing the distribution of vaccines.
"While we are making major headway in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to Alaskans, administering vaccinations more quickly than most other states, the threat of this virus remains and it is imperative the state's response is maintained through this disaster declaration," said Governor Dunleavy.
As of Jan. 14, Alaska has seen over 49,000 cases of COVID-19 and 227 deaths. More than 39,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.