Alaska governor to outline plans to reopen economy

    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Alaskans soon could be making appointments at barbershops and nail salons again, as the state looks to further reopen parts of the economy shut down or restricted over coronavirus concerns.

    Dunleavy said details are expected this week.

    Other areas that he said are being looked at include restaurants and retail shops.

    He added the state feels pretty good about its case numbers, as well as its health care capacity, equipment and ability to track cases.

    The state has reported at least 321 cases of COVID-19, with 161 of those cases recovered. 

    Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer also approved a request from the Marijuana Control Board to allow phone and online sales of marijuana products and curbside pickup of these products.

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