The keyword here is “tentative.”
Courtesy of ADN:
Alaska’s relatively low number of active COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations indicate it may be safe for some businesses to resume in the interest of restoring lost jobs, officials said at a briefing Monday evening.
Half of the state’s 321 known positive COVID-19 cases are people now considered recovered from the virus.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy said people will need to keep practicing social distancing, wearing face masks in public and washing their hands.
“These were hard-fought gains by Alaskans,” Dunleavy said of the relatively low COVID-19 numbers here. “There’s been a lot of sacrifices by Alaskans and Alaskan businesses and workers.”
Before things start to reopen, state officials want to see a “consistent 14-day downward trend” in the number of cases, said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer. Other priorities are broad COVID-19 testing, adequate personal protective equipment for health-care workers, and ample hospital capacity.
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has plans that mirror Dunleavy’s plan but are a tiny bit more conservative as to when businesses might open up.
As of this post, Alaska has a little over 320 Coronavirus cases in the state with about 9 people dead, and Anchorage accounts for almost half of those.
I have to say that I am extremely proud of Alaska which is not a thing I get to say often.
However, we also have our morons and later today there will be a small protest at the Loussac Library in Anchorage advocating for an end to the lockdown.
I imagine this will be the usual bunch of slack-jawed dipshits who get all of their information from Fox News and talk radio.
But they certainly do not represent the majority of responsible Alaskans.