KGB to close some government buildings, facilities

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is closing some city offices after an announcement by the governor last week.

    Governor Mike Dunleavy on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 statewide disaster declaration.

    He also issued new executive actions, including the urging of all businesses, organizations, and local governments that can operate remotely to send their employees home as soon as possible.

    In response to the Governor’s executive actions, the Borough announced the closure of White Cliff, the Gateway Recreation and Aquatic Center, Transit offices, and the Pat Wise Animal Shelter to the public as of Friday, Nov. 13.

    The Transit Center will be closed to the public. Customers can call 907-225-8726 regarding questions about lost and found, bus schedule and service questions, and schedule an interview for paratransit applications.

    Staff that is able to telecommute from home will do so. The mechanic staff has also modified work schedules to avoid close contact with one another.

    In determining when to reopen facilities, management will evaluate the local community risk level as well as State mandates and directives.

    Customers seeking to do business with White Cliff-based offices (Public Works; Finance; Planning; and the Law, Clerk’s and Manager’s offices) are encouraged to do so telephonically and electronically.

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