Gov. Dunleavy announces second phase of Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has announced plans for phase two of the state’s approach to reopening segments of the Alaskan economy.

    The governor, in a statement, said it is an effort to balance the ongoing need to slow the rate of the COVID-19 infection with the critical need to resume economic activity in a reasonable and safe manner.

    Beginning Friday, May 8, phase two of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan will take effect, allowing most non-essential businesses to reopen with safeguards.

    This means 50% capacity for retail, restaurants, and other non-essential businesses, with walk-ins permitted. Additionally, personal care services can operate at 50% capacity, or up to 20 patrons, for reservations only. A 50-person capacity for social and religious gatherings will also go into effect.

    The state will allow 25% capacity for fitness centers, with walk-ins permitted, 50% capacity for swimming pools, with walk-ins permitted, and 25% capacity for bars, libraries, and museums, with walk-ins permitted.

    Additional guidance will be available on May 7 at


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