CBJ issues guidelines for personal July 4th fireworks

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - As the community prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the City and Borough of Juneau has issued guidelines for personal fireworks use and recommendations for social gatherings.

    CBJ requests that citizens desiring to use fireworks do so in a manner that is considerate of others. Fireworks can create loud, sometimes startling noise, which can have an unfavorable impact on those within hearing range.

    Keep in mind that the use of fireworks in the community offers some unique challenges. Juneau’s topography results in loud sounds reflecting off of mountains or water and sound often travels farther than intended.

    Fireworks are allowed Friday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

    As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise sharply in Alaska, the safest way to celebrate the Fourth of July is with your household or small bubble. Large social gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 by people who are infected and attend these events.

    Various gatherings have recently played a notable role in the spread of COVID-19 around the state.

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