Juneau mayor says mask mandate will remain for now

    Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon shared good news on the COVID-vaccination effort in her town while a guest on the KINY Morning Show.

    She said that nearly 80 percent of the town's population 65 years old and older have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The mayor had this reaction to the Governor's announcement this week that makes the vaccine available to all 16 years of age and older.  "This makes it much easier for us to dispense the vaccine."

    Appointments for CBJ clinics this Friday and Saturday and next week are filled.  But more clinics are planned.    She said they should know by next week about their next vaccine allocation.  Once that's known, the mayor says they will announce the next clinic.  

    In the meantime, the mayor says the mask mandate will remain in place.  She says there's no way to identify whether you're vaccinated or not so until more of the population is vaccinated, the masks will stay on.



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