A member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Airport Screening Task Force greets a passenger disembarking from a flight arriving at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

A member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Airport Screening Task Force greets a passenger disembarking from a flight arriving at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Assembly moves to extend quarantine

Members ask a resolution be drawn up over the weekend

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly asked the municipal attorney Thursday night to draft a resolution extending the required 14-day self-quarantine for out-of-state travelers.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Health Mandate 10, which orders anyone traveling to Alaska from out of state would have to self quarantine for 14-days, is set to expire June 2. But as the economy opens up, the quarantine is the next big hurdle in the way commercial activity. In an email Tuesday, Dunleavy spokesperson Jeff Turner said the governor had not yet made a decision about extending the mandate, but the Assembly decided to move ahead as if the order were being lifted.

Assembly members said an extension would allow the city to draft its own regulations concerning travelers.

The resolution will be drafted over the weekend and presented to the Assembly Committee of the Whole at their meeting Monday night, Mayor Beth Weldon said.

This is a developing story. Check back tomorrow for more updates.

• Contact reporter Peter Segall at psegall@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SegallJnoEmpire.

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