Anchorage Acting Mayor Announces Looser Restrictions in Emergency Order 20

EO-20 emphasizes the core measures of vaccines, masks, and physical distancing in public, while strategically loosening other restrictions, especially in outdoor settings. Under EO-20:

  • Individuals must continue to mask up and physically distance in public.
  • Outdoor gatherings, including outdoor graduation ceremonies and outdoor sporting events, no longer have gathering limits. Masking and physical distancing requirements remain in place.
  • Indoor public gathering limits remain in place. There is an exception for large ballrooms and conference spaces, which may host seated events like presentations or luncheons with up to 4x the gathering limit with 6 feet of physical distance between tables.
  • For organized sports, the spectator limit has increased to four spectators per athlete competing for indoor competitions. Outdoor competitions do not have a limit on spectators beyond the need for physical distancing.
  • Remote work is encouraged whenever possible.
  • Additional changes can be found in Attachments A-H.

EO-20 goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021

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