Alaska senator changes face covering after rules dispute

    Alaska State Senator Lora Reinbold

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska senator returned to her seat on the Senate floor wearing a new face covering after Senate leaders last week restricted her access to the chamber and committee meetings for what they said was a lack of compliance with rules meant to guard against COVID-19.

    Sen. Lora Reinbold walked to and from the floor session with Senate President Peter Micciche. She wore a clear face covering with padding that goes over the nose and cheeks and along the bottom of her face. Reinbold previously had worn a looser-fitting face shield.

    Micciche said the Senate was “100% compliant” on following COVID-19 mitigation rules.

     

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