Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s community COVID risk level has elevated to modified High.
The State Department of Health reported Monday that 190 new individuals have tested positive for COVID in the Juneau community in the past five days, this number does not include people who’ve tested positive through a rapid self-test however.
Due to high case count activity and associated high number of close contacts, the City's Emergency Operations Center has elevated the overall community risk to modified Level 3 High.
At modified High, masking is required in all indoor public areas regardless of a person’s vaccination status.
In a release, the city says that through this change, the EOC hopes to keep businesses open, government services running, and the hospital staffed, saying that masking remains an effective tool at limiting the spread of COVID.