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Local government news from the KUCB Newsroom.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy's most recent Covid-19 health mandate has very specific instructions for travel. 

All in-state travel is prohibited, unless "travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs." Critical infrastructure includes essential businesses. 

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The City of Unalaska passed a "hunker down" order that took effect at 12:01 Wednesday morning. The order reads that all non-critical businesses must close, and that Unalaskans should stay at home as much as possible due to the global coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Unalaska City Council passed an emergency "hunker down" order during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The new order asks that Unalaskans "stay at home as much as possible."

 

The only exceptions are to get groceries and other important goods, to access health care, or for "fresh air without contacting others."  

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy is still facing a statewide recall. The campaign to remove him from office is in the second of three phases: right now, they're trying to gather enough signatures for a special election. 

 

 

But the coronavirus pandemic put the kibosh on big public events, which in turn, made signature gathering quite difficult.

 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Due to concerns over spreading coronavirus, many public facilities in Unalaska have been closed, and events cancelled or postponed. Below is a list of closures that we know of. This list will be updated as we receive additional information.  

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