09 April 2020 – Statewide school closure extended to the end of 2019-2020 school year

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: AK
Lead People/Agency: Governor Mike Dunleavy

Overview: Health Mandate 013 extends statewide school closures for all K-12 and private schools from May 1st to the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Therefore, this mandate supersedes Health Mandate 008.
Full details here: https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/04092020-SOA-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-013.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Division of Public Health, Office of the Governor
Evidence/Justification: The Governor has the authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration to extend Health Mandates.