On April 26, 2021, the Assembly enacted Emergency Ordinance 2021-11(am), which reestablished the COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies and provided for a penalty. That ordinance is set to expire on July 31, 2021, and requires the Manager to keep it consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and “present the revisions to Exhibit A at regular or special Assembly meetings for ratification.” The CDC has revised its guidance for fully vaccinated people. Consistent with Emergency Ordinance 2021-11, the Manager has updated Exhibit A and it is ready for Assembly ratification.
Resolution 2953 would terminate Emergency Ordinance 2021-11(am), ratify the CDC changes to Exhibit A, and change the provisions of Exhibit A to recommendations. However, due to federal law, even if Resolution 2953 was adopted on May 24, vaccinated and unvaccinated people would still be required to wear a mask on public transportation, on airplanes, in the Juneau Airport, and in any building or facility that requires masking.