Juneau won't enact its own travel quarantine

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Assembly Wednesday night opted to stick with the governors plan to introduce some testing into the requirements if you want to travel to Alaska.

    They voted 8-1 to defeat an ordinance that would have imposed a 14-day self-quarantine for people traveling to Juneau either from another state or another country.

    The assembly also discussed ongoing issues during the pandemic with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and Commissioner over the Department of Health and Social Services Adam Crum.

    This included discussions about small cruise ships wanting to come to Juneau.

    Bartlett Hospital CEO Chuck Bill told the assembly that they have done a good job flattening the curve and they are capable of responding to a surge in cases.  They plan to return to 100 percent capacity on Monday.

    The assembly also plans to meet with Police Chief Ed Mercer at the regular meeting on Monday night to discuss the department's use of force policy.  This became pertinent after the unrest in the lower 48 over the death of a Minneapolis man at the hands at members of the Minneapolis police.

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