While at least one eyewitness claims otherwise, Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said she did not actually enter a hair salon after testing positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 5.

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Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson

If she did, that would be blatant defiance of her own emergency order which requires all COVID positive residents to self-quarantine for at least 10 days.

“I can confirm that the mayor did not go into a salon,” said Ira Slomski-Pritz who works in the mayor’s office. After checking in with Quinn-Davidson on Dec. 11, he said she only stopped by the salon to pick up product.

“What happened was, on Saturday, she went out and got tested. On the way back from getting tested she went to pick up shampoo from a friend’s salon,” Slomski-Pritz relayed. “She did not go into the salon. She called the stylist, said she was sick, paid over the phone. The stylist brought out the shampoo and left it on the curb. And then she got out and grabbed and went home.”

But even those actions would technically break Quinn-Davidson’s latest mandate, which state that “individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 shall remain in isolation during their infectious period, which is ten days following symptom onset (or a positive test date if asymptomatic) or for a different time period directed by their health provider.” It further mandates that the COVID-infected “shall stay home except to seek medical care and testing.”

The fact that Quinn-Davidson tested positive and then headed to the salon, rather than to isolation, appears inconsistent with her emergency order.

Slomski-Pritz defended Quinn-Davidson, noting that she is aware that people are talking about this on the Save Anchorage Facebook page. He reiterated, however, that she did not enter the salon.

“She knew people were watching her while this was happening,” he said. “So those people should know that she didn’t go into a salon and if they’re saying that she did, that’s just categorically false.”

“For what’s it’s worth, she has left her house twice since becoming sick,” he added. “Both times were when she went to get tested – separate times. So, this was that second occasion and she was picking this up on her way home.”

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Anchorage’s acting mayor stopped by hair salon while COVID positive

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Joshua Bennett says:

    But the beaten down people in Anchorage will continue to obey this Maoist freak. You deserve the government you obey.
    Dumb Animals even revolt when they are treated badly, and you are human being with the ability to reason. And you certainly have the means to just stop obeying. Unbelievable. Don’t protest, just open yourself back up.

  • Joshua Bennett says:

    “From all these indignities, such as the very beasts of the field would not endure, you can deliver yourselves if you try, not by taking action, but merely by willing to be free. Resolve to serve no more.”

  • Sherry L Livengood says:

    I dont know, but it appears that she got her hair done as well..its definitely been cut.
    She really needs to do the right thing and open Anchorage…

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Anchorage just needs to ignore her and open themselves back up!

    • Joshua Bennett says:

      Exactly, why is another human being controlling other humans? Who is she? Is she a god? Does she know more about how to live your own lives than you do? She certainly doesn’t look like she’s a god.
      Why do people fall for the false authority complex that they have?
      Authority is the greatest superstition.


    If the extreme measures she is forcing us to follow supposedly work, how come she got it?

  • Jim Scott says:

    Dont have a problem with being exposed with this overhyped pathogen. It PROVES that she believes the same, while at the same time obscenely violating citizens liberties, rights and livelihood. This is worse than hypocrisy. They KNOW that admitting this perverse election engineered faux crisis was a mistake or bad decision making, it would nuke their credibility. BUT at least I would respect their adherence to office and honesty. Instead, double down on the lies and play the game by Rahm Emmanuel’s words, ‘Dont let a good crisis go to waste’. These people LOVE power. The utterly retarded plastic bag ban should have been warning enough. Purge the Anchorage Assembly