COVID-19 Updates

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Press release

****UPDATE****

 

Feeling Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

This guidance applies to the general public. If you live or work in a health care facility or certain congregate settings, please refer to the CDC guidance for these specific settings.
If you have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 and have questions, please call the DHSS COVID-19 Helpline, 907-646-3322.
Up to date on vaccinations means you have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster dose when eligible.
Quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ve been exposed and may or may not get sick.
Isolate when you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms or when you test positive, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Press release

****UPDATE****

 

October 18, 2021 @ 11:30 a.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 63 have resolved, for a total of 1 active case. We are now at a risk level 1-LOW. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Keep social bubble limited to family members and a few other key contacts. Hoonah City Schools is open 100% with safety measures. Limit gathering size so a minimum distance of 6 feet can be maintained. Outdoor gathering recommended. For restaurants and bars, follow all Public Health State Mandates in Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

October 17, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 60 have resolved, for a total of 4 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

 

October 17, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 60 have resolved, for a total of 4 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

 

October 16, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

 

October 15, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

 

October 15, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

****UPDATE****

October 14, 2021 @ 6:15 p.m.

We have no new cases. We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases. We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE. At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings. Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others. Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts. Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures. Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.) Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended. In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity. Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required. Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 14, 2021 @ 11:45 a.m.

We have no new cases.  We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases.  We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE.  At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings.  Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others.  Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts.  Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures.  Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.)  Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing are recommended.  In-Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity.  Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required.  Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 13, 2021 @ 11:25 a.m.

We have no new cases.  We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases.  We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE.  At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings.  Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others.  Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts.  Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures.  Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.)  Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing are recommended.  Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity.  Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required.  Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 12, 2021 @ 10:05 a.m.

We have no new cases.  We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases.  We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE.  At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings.  Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others.  Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts.  Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures.  Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.)  Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing are recommended.  In-Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity.  Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required.  Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 12, 2021 @ 09:10 p.m.

We have no new cases.  We have 64 diagnosed cases, 58 have resolved, for a total of 6 active cases.  We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE.  At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings.  Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others.  Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts.  Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures.  Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.)  Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing are recommended.  Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity.  Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required.  Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 8, 2021 @ 10:30 a.m.

We have no new cases today.  We have 63 diagnosed cases, 52 have resolved, for a total of 11 RESIDENT active cases.  We are now at a risk level 2-MODERATE.  At this level, masks must be worn indoors in communal public buildings.  Masks are recommended when: outdoors and 6 feet of distance can't be maintained from others.  Keep social bubble to family members and critical contacts.  Hoonah City Schools can now open 100% with safety measures.  Indoor gatherings should be limited to 20 people with safety measures (masks required.)  Outdoor gatherings with 6 feet distancing recommended.  In Person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  Bars are not to exceed 50% indoor capacity.  Strongly recommend restaurants reduce capacity to ensure physical distancing between parties, recommend reservations required.  Recommend delivery/curbside pick up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 7, 2021 @ 11:22 a.m.

We had 1 new case today.  We have 63 diagnosed cases, 48 have resolved, for a total of 15 RESIDENT active cases.  We also have 3 NON-RESIDENT active cases that are  not being counted in the numbers above, so we still remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 6, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

We had 2 new cases today.  We have 62 diagnosed cases, 47 have resolved, for a total of 15 RESIDENT active cases.  We also have 3 NON-RESIDENT active cases that are  not being counted in the numbers above, so we still remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 6, 2021 @ 11:30 A.m.

We have no new cases today.  We still have 60 diagnosed cases, 47 have resolved, for a total of 13 RESIDENT active cases.  We also have 3 NON-RESIDENT active cases that are  not being counted in the numbers above, so we still remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 6, 2021 @ 9:30 A.m.

We have no new cases today.  We still have 60 diagnosed cases, 47 have resolved, for a total of 13 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 5, 2021 @ 6:15 p.m.

We have no new cases today.  We still have 60 diagnosed cases, 43 have resolved, for a total of 17 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 5, 2021 @ 10:55 a.m.

We have no new cases today.  We have 60 diagnosed cases, 43 have resolved, for a total of 17 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 4, 2021 @ 11:25 a.m.

We have no new cases today!  We have 57 diagnosed cases, 35 have resolved, for a total of 22 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

October 1, 2021 @ 9:08 a.m.

We have 53 diagnosed cases, 18 have resolved, for a total of 35 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

September 30, 2021 @ 6:15 p.m.

We have 53 diagnosed cases, 13 have resolved, for a total of 40 active cases. We remain at a risk level 3-high. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in person senior citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Press release

**** UPDATE****

September 30, 2021 @ 9:41 a.m.

We have 51 diagnosed cases, 12 have resolved, for a total of 39 active cases.  We remain at a risk level-3 HIGH.  Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members.  Hoonah City Schools is shut down.  Indoor gatherings are not allowed.  Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL!

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Statement from Administrator

When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, the Public Health Nurse, Nancy Snyder, will call and interview them. From that discussion, she will determine their resolve date. That date means they will need to isolate through that date. As an example, if they are diagnosed on 9/30/21, they are in isolation until October 1st.

 

They DO NOT need to test negative after the isolation period.

 

The following is the CDC guidance criteria used to determine when a person is able to be safely removed from home isolation after a COVID -19 infection:

 Persons with COVID-19 symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

-at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

AND

-at least 24 hours have passed since recover defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of symptoms

AND

-symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

 

The diagnosed patient may request a letter stating the release date from the State of Alaska, Division of Public Health nurse, Nancy Snyder at 465-1496 or nancy.snyder@alaska.gov

Press release

***update***

September 29, 2021 @6:15 pm
 

We have 50 diagnosed cases, 9 have resolved, for a total of 41 active cases.  We remain at a risk level-3 HIGH.  Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members.  Hoonah City Schools is shut down.  Indoor gatherings are not allowed.  Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

 

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL! As a result, we are extending testing hours at the airport on Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.

 

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Effective Immediately

Press release

***update***

September 29, 2021 @9:35 am
 

We have 47 diagnosed cases, 9 have resolved, for a total of 38 active cases.  We remain at a risk level 3-HIGH.  Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members.  Hoonah City Schools is shut down.  Indoor gatherings are not allowed.  Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

 

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL! As a result, we are extending testing hours at the airport on Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.

 

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Effective Immediately

Press release

***update***

September 28, 2021
 

We have 45 diagnosed cases, 4 have resolved, for a total of 41 active cases.  We remain at a risk level 3-HIGH.  Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members.  Hoonah City Schools is shut down.  Indoor gatherings are not allowed.  Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

 

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL! As a result, we are extending testing hours at the airport on Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.

 

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Effective Immediately

Press release

***update***

September 23, 2021
 

We now have 24 confirmed cases and remain at a risk level 3-HIGH. Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members. Hoonah City Schools is shut down. Indoor gatherings are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed. All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

 

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID YOU WILL NEED TO RETEST 4-5 DAYS AFTER YOUR LAST CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL! As a result, we are extending testing hours at the airport on Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.

 

We will update the community daily! Testing is available and so is the vaccine. Please take advantage of both!

Emergency order

***effective date/time***

September 24, 2021 @ 12:00 am
 

issued by the city administrator in conjunction with the Mayor of Hoonah, Alaska

all inbound travelers, regardless of vaccination status are required to test upon entry into Hoonah and retest after 5 days effective September 24, 2021

effective immediately

***UPDATE***

September 21, 2021
 

Due to the increase in cases, we have now moved to a risk level 3-HIGH. 

Masks are mandatory in communal public buildings, keep your social bubble contained to family members.   Hoonah City Schools is shut down.  Indoor gatherings are not allowed.  Outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people and in-person Senior Citizen activities are not allowed.  All restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and curbside pick-up.

We will update the community daily!  Testing is available and so is the vaccine.  Please take advantage of both!

Wastewater testing update

***UPDATE***

August 30th, 2021 Test Results
 


As of today, the City of Hoonah's wastewater test result for covid-19 collected on August 30th came back positive!


During this time, please minimize interactions with others outside of your immediate families, wash hands frequently, wear masks when required, and try to practice social distancing.


If you have not received the vaccine, please take the time to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wastewater Aug 30th

press release

***UPDATE***

August 26th, 2021


To the Residents of Hoonah:


As of today, the City of Hoonah received confirmation of a second positive case of COVID-19 in Hoonah. This is unrelated to the first case of August 18th. There is no community spread.


During this time, please minimize interactions with others outside of your immediate families, wash hands frequently, wear masks when required, and try to practice social distancing.


If you have not received the vaccine, please take the time to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

press release

***UPDATE***

August 18th, 2021

 

To the Residents of Hoonah:
As of today, the City of Hoonah received confirmation that we have one positive case of COVID-19 in Hoonah.
During this time, please minimize interactions with others outside of your immediate families, wash hands frequently, wear masks when required, and try to practice social distancing.
If you have not received the vaccine please take the time to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wastewater testing Update

***UPDATE***

July 19th Test Results

 

 

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for this week showed very weak signals of COVID-19.  This indicates no widespread infection and we do not have any confirmed cases in Hoonah at this time.  If you have not received the vaccine, please take this chance to get vaccinated and keep Hoonah safe.  

Wastewater testing Update

***UPDATE***

July 6th Test Results

 

 

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of July 6th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of vaccines at the SEARHC clinic.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future. 

Wastewater testing Update

***UPDATE***

June 8th Test Results

 

 

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of June 8th came back with small traces of COVID-19 in it!  We do not have any confirmed cases in Hoonah at this time.  If you have not received the vaccine, please take this chance to get vaccinated and keep Hoonah safe. 

Emergency Resolution no. 21-06-07

AN EMERGENCY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HOONAH FINDING THE EXISTENCE OF A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK; AMENDING EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20-03-05, 20-03-04, 20-04-06, AND 21-05-04, AND EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-26-20; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20-03-02 AND 20-03-03 AND THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-20-20, ISSUED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR ON MARCH 20, 2020; SEEKING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE; AND ISSUING CERTAIN HEALTH ADVISORIES AND REQUESTS CONSISTENT WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.

Hoonah News release

May 28, 2021

 

To Hoonah Residents-

 

We have no reported new cases this week. Our Wastewater sample from this week did not show any COVID-19 as well.  This means we are now going back to Risk Level 1.  Businesses will remain open. You can read the City’s COVID-19 Risk Mitigation and metrics on our website.

 

Again, we are taking this chance to let the public know we need to keep up all of the hard work to keep the virus from getting a foothold in our community.

 

Please continue to wear masks in public indoor spaces and take all the necessary precautions.

 

If you have not received the vaccine, please take the time to get vaccinated.  We have all the tools at our disposal to keep this virus out, but we need everyone to stay persistent against the virus.

Hoonah News release

May 13, 2021

To Hoonah Residents-

We have seven new positive COVID-19 cases in Hoonah.  Which brings us to 8 total active cases. The City will remain in the Risk Level 2.  Businesses and School will remain open. 

Again, we are taking this chance to let the public know we need to keep up all of the hard work to keep the virus from getting a foothold in our Community.

Please continue to wear masks in public indoor spaces and take all the necessary precautions.

If you have not received the vaccine, please take the time to get vaccinated.  We have all the tools at our disposal to keep this virus from becoming widespread but we need everyone to stay persistent against the virus.
 

Emergency Resolution no. 21-05-04

AN EMERGENCY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HOONAH FINDING THE EXISTENCE OF A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK; AMENDING EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20- 03-05, 20-03-04, AND 20-04-06 AND EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-26-20; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20-03-02 AND 20-03-03 AND THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-20-20, ISSUED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR ON March 20, 2020; SEEKING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE; AND ISSUING CERTAIN HEALTH ADVISORIES AND REQUESTS CONSISTENT WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.

City of Hoonah news release

 

 

May 10, 2021

 

To Hoonah Residents-

 

We have a positive COVID-19 case in Hoonah. This individual has been in quarantine. This is the first case reported in Hoonah since November of 2020.  We are taking this chance to let the public know we need to keep up all of the hard work to keep the virus from getting a foothold in our Community.

 

Hoonah is still at the Level 1 risk metric. We believe it is a small, isolated case and all activities will continue as normal.  Please continue to wear masks in public indoor spaces and take all the necessary precautions.

 

If you have not received the vaccine, please take the time to get vaccinated.  We have all the tools at our disposal to keep this virus out but we need everyone to stay persistent against the virus.

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

April 19, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of April 19th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.  This testing will take place all 7 days of the week at these times.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

April 16, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of April 12th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:00-10:00 and 2:00-4:00.  On Sunday, testing will only take place 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Emergency Resolution No. 21-03-03

** Update**

March 03, 2021

AN EMERGENCY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HOONAH FINDING THE EXISTENCE OF A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK; AMENDING EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20-03-05, 20-03-04, AND 20-04-06 AND EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-26-20; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE EMERGENCY RESOLUTION NOS. 20-03-02 AND 20-03-03 AND THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 03-20-20, ISSUED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR ON March 20, 2020; SEEKING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE; AND ISSUING CERTAIN HEALTH ADVISORIES AND REQUESTS CONSISTENT WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

February 15, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of February 15th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:00-10:00 and 2:00-4:00.  On Sunday, testing will only take place 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Hoonah Travel Requirements

 *** Hoonah Travel Requirements***

February 17, 2021

 

While the State of Alaska has stopped their travel requirements, the City of Hoonah's has not changed.  In-state travel still requires testing and 3 days of strict social distancing and out-of-state travel still requires testing and 5 days of strict social distancing.

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

February 8, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of February 8th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:00-10:00 and 2:00-4:00.  On Sunday, testing will only take place 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

February 1, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of February 1st came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:30-10:30 and 2:30-4:30.  On Sunday, testing will only take place 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing 

** Update**

January 23, 2021

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected the week of January 18th came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:30-10:30 and 2:30-4:30.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Notice about vaccinating

The City of Hoonah encourages all residents to take advantage of the SEARHC COVID-19 vaccination program.  Any resident over 16 is now eligible.  You need to register online.  If unable to do online registration, call the clinic to register.  Once registration is complete you need to set up an appointment with the clinic, but you MUST REGISTER! 

In order for our community to get past this pandemic we need to reach herd immunity levels of 70-90% of eligible residents.  Please vaccinate!

wastewater testing results

**Update**

January 16, 2021

 

The City of Hoonah's wastewater test results for COVID-19 for the week of January 11th came back positive. We have no confirmed cases, and with this updated information we are asking people to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:30-10:30 and 2:30-4:30. Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community. Please keep practicing safety protocols. Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing. The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future. Stay vigilant! 

wastewater testing results

**Update**

December 21, 2020

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 collected December 14, 2020 came back negative!  We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:30-10:30 and 2:30-4:30.  Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community.  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Stay vigilant!

Emergency resolution no. 21-01-01

An Emergency Resolution of the City of Hoonah finding the existence of a Public Health Emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak; amending Emergency Resolution NOS. 20-03-05 and 20-03-04 and Emergency Order No. 03-26-20; Incorporating by reference Emergency Resolution NOS. 20-03-02 and 20-03-03 and The Declaration of Local Emergency Order No. 03-20-20, Issued by the Mayor and City Administrator on March 20, 2020; seeking State and Federal funding assistance; and issuing certain Health Advisories and requests consistent with State and Federal Law.

wastewater testing results

**Update**

December 04, 2020

The City of Hoonah's wastewater test results for COVID-19 for the week of November 16th and week of November 23rd came back positive. We have 1 active case of COVID-19 currently here in Hoonah.

Please keep practicing safety protocols. Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing. The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.

 

Keep it up Hoonah! All of your hard work continues to pay off! Stay vigilant!

press release

**November 17, 2020**

To the Residents of Hoonah:


As of today, the City of Hoonah received confirmation that we have three positive cases of COVID-19.
All restaurants and bars must limit capacity.


During this time please minimize interactions with others outside of your immediate families, wash hands frequently, wear masks when required, and continue to practice social distancing.


Please remain calm! Stay positive! We are in this together!

Gerald Byers,

Mayor of Hoonah

Effective Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hoonah Requirements for In-State Travelers

Step 1. All incoming travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (3 days) of arrival into Hoonah OR commit to FREE testing provided by the City of Hoonah in partnership with Hoonah Indian Association. This free testing will be provided at the airport when planes are in, or ferry terminal when ferries are in port. If coming by private boat or private plane, please call HIA at 945-3545 to set up an appointment for a free test.

 

Step 2. With a negative COVID-19 test you are required to practice strict social distancing for 72 hours. You are allowed to be in an outdoor public place, but you must remain six feet away from anyone not in your immediate household and must wear a face covering. You CANNOT enter stores, restaurants, bars, gyms, community centers, office buildings, and school or daycare facilities. Do not participate in any group activities, including sporting events and practices, weddings, funerals, or other gatherings.


Step 3. You are required to take a second free test after 72 hours (3 days) of arrival into Hoonah. You can take this second free test by going to the airport or ferry terminal when a ferry or plane is in, or by calling HIA to set up an appointment.

IF YOU REFUSE TESTING, A MANDATORY 14-DAY QUARANTINE IS REQUIRED.

 

If you have questions, please call City Hall at 945-3663.

Wastewater testing results

***Update***

November 4, 2020

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 done October 28, 2020, came back negative again!  Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.  Keep it up Hoonah!  All of your hard work continues to pay off!  Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing results

***Update***

October 26th, 2020

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results for COVID-19 done October 21, 2020 came back negative again! 

Please keep practicing safety protocols.  Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.  The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future. 

 

Keep it up Hoonah!  All of your hard work continues to pay off!  Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing results

***Update***

October 16th, 2020

 

The City of Hoonah's wastewater test 

results for COVID-19 done October 14, 2020 came back negative again I Please keep practicing safety protocols. Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing. The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.

 

Keep it up Hoonah! All of your hard work is paying off I Stay vigilant !

Wastewater testing results

Effective Date/Time: October 9, 2020

The City of Hoonah's wastewater test results for COVID-19 came back negative. Please keep practicing safety protocols. Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing. The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future.


Keep it up Hoonah! All of your hard work is paying off! Stay vigilant!

Wastewater testing

Effective Date/Time: October 7, 2020

Dear Hoonah Residents,

 

The City of Hoonah, with the assistance of the University of Alaska, has been conducting a wastewater testing program as a means of detecting the presence of COVID-19 in Hoonah.   The City is expecting results from the first round of wastewater testing on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

The City is sharing this message with you in an effort to be transparent and keep residents informed.  Please visit the City of Hoonah website for the latest updates and to view Hoonah’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.

 

The City will continue to operate in close collaboration with local, state and tribal health officials and in regular communication with Hoonah residents.  Please remain vigilant and continue to follow local, state and federal COVID-19 policies and health mandates.

- Jim Sheehan

wastewater testing results

**Update**

January 9, 2021

 

The City of Hoonah’s wastewater test results forCOVID-19 collected the last week of December and first week of January came back negative! We are asking that people continue to take advantage of the rapid COVID-19 test at the airport, between the hours of 8:30-10:30 and 2:30-4:30. Testing will allow us to ensure that we can contain the pandemic and stop it from spreading further in our community. Please keep practicing safety protocols. Wear masks, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing. The wastewater testing will continue weekly for the near future. Stay vigilant!

Emergency Order 04-02-20 in response to COvid-19

Effective Date/Time: April 2, 2020

Issued by the City Administrator in conjunction with Mayor of Hoonah, Alaska by authorization granted by Emergency Resolution No. 20-03-02
The following Emergency Regulations are effective as of 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to protect public health during the COVID-19 emergency. The following Emergency regulations shall have the power of law and shall remain in effect until May 151, 2020, and shall supersede all conflicting laws, ordinances, or regulations during the term of this emergency.

  1. All playgrounds and Parks are now closed to the public, to include children of any age.

The path and open space at Keidladee Park is to be available for use by the public.

Users must adhere to the social distancing guidelines set by State Health mandates.

Dated this 2nd day of April, 2020.

Letter to Hoonah Residents

Letter to Hoonah Residents

 


The City Council and Administration have joined with the many voices in our community to act decisively to protect our community from the impacts of the Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic which is rapidly effecting the entire world. Everyone has, by now, seen how destructive this virus is to those who fall ill with its most significant effects.


In 1944 Hoonah was devastated by a fire which swept unchecked through the town in a very short time. In that instant, we were helpless to protect ourselves from the fire. The effects of that event are well remembered and impacted every family in the community.


Today we are faced with the potential for another devastating event to sweep through our community with effects that may be more far-reaching and long-lasting than the fire in 1944. The difference between these two events is that today we have the opportunity to act in advance of the challenge and take steps to ensure we come through with our community intact and stronger.


It is in the spirit of the preservation of our vibrant culture and community that we ask each and every citizen of Hoonah, from the most respected elders to the tiniest children to embrace and adhere to the guidelines spelled out in our resolutions and emergency orders, as well as the State of Alaska Mandates.

The State of Alaska

Department of Transportation and public facilities

Dear Sir / Maam,

As rural communities seek to limit the impacts of COVID19, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is receiving numerous requests for local airport closures. 

DOT&PF has confirmed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that airport closure is not a valid option at this time for several reasons:

  • Airports are public facilities that provide critical life, health, and safety access to rural communities.

  • Alaska’s airports have received significant federal funding to ensure they remain open and operational to all aircraft users and the public.Federal grant assurances associated with the funding prohibits airport closure without FAA approval.

  • Public airports must remain open and available to all types of users (commercial, private, passenger, cargo, etc.)

The City has worked with our State Representative to secure online renewals for Driver license, CDL and /ID's

In-state extensions are being allowed, and all credentials, including commercial can be extended by 6 months until further notice.


Applicants requesting an extension of their driver license expiring during this period, may apply on the DMV website at: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/


There is a $5 processing fee and applicants will receive a paper license extension valid for 6 months. This process is available for both commercial and noncommercial licenses.

ID cards may be renewed on-line.
 

https://online.dmv.alaska.gov/DMVMailInRenewal/index.aspx

EMERGENCY ORDER 03-26-20

RESOLUTION NO. 20-03-04

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HOONAH DECLARING A LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO COVID-19.

 

WHEREAS: COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and is caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus ("virus"), a new strain of the coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans and is easily transmittable person to person; and


WHEREAS: on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization ("WHO") declared the virus a pandemic;


WHEREAS: on March 11, 2020, the State of Alaska declared a public health emergency in response to the anticipated outbreak of the virus in Alaska; and


WHEREAS: on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus pandemic; and


WHEREAS: on March 18, 2020, the Council declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19; and


WHEREAS: on March 20, 2020 the neighboring community of Juneau had two confirmed COVID-19 cases,


WHEREAS: on March 25, 2020 the State of Alaska had 42 confirmed COVID-19 cases; and

WHEREAS: the City of Hoonah is linked to Juneau by daily commercial traffic and weekly ferry service; and


WHEREAS: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to human health, safety and welfare to the residents of the City of Hoonah ("COH"); and


NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOONAH, ALASKA:

**PUBLIC NOTICE**
Special City Council Meeting
March 26, 2020
7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
Out of an abundance of caution, this meeting is not open to in-person public attendance.

I.    Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.    Pledge of Allegiance

IV.    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

V.    Adjourn

Emergency Order 03-23-20

In response to Covid-19

Effective Date/Time: March 23, 2020

Issued by the City Administrator in conjunction with Mayor of Hoonah, Alaska by authorization granted by Emergency Resolution No. 20-03-02


The following Emergency Regulations are effective as of 12:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020 to protect public health during the COVID-19 emergency. The following Emergency regulations shall have the power of law and shall remain in effect until May 1st, 2020, and shall supersede all conflicting laws, ordinances, or regulations during the term of this emergency.

1. All Playgrounds and Parks are now closed to the public, to include children of any age.

Dated this 23th day of March, 2020.

Emergency Order 03-20-2020

In response to COVID-19

Effective Date/Time: March 20, 2020

Issued by the City Administrator in conjunction with Mayor of Hoonah, Alaska by authorization granted by Emergency Resolution No. 20-03-02

 

The following Emergency Regulations are effective as of 6:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 to protect public health during the COVID-19 emergency.  The following Emergency regulations shall have the power of law and shall remain in effect until May 1st, 2020, and shall supersede all conflicting laws, ordinances, or regulations during the term of this emergency.

 

  1. All bars, restaurants, fraternal organizations, churches, sellers of food and beverages, locations where congregate meals are served, and any other establishments serving food or beverages within the City of Hoonah shall be closed for dine-in or drink-in service. All buffets and salad bars shall be closed to self-service. This order does not forbid otherwise lawful take-out or delivery service. A copy of this order shall be conspicuously posted by the owner, operator, manager, or other person having control of an establishment subject to this order.

    • This regulation does not apply to grocery stores (except as to self-service buffets and salad bars within).

  2. All Public Gatherings shall be limited to five persons or less. Churches will not be allowed to convene live services.

  3. The City of Hoonah strongly encourages social distancing of six feet or more in public places.

 

Dated this 20th day of March 20, 2020.