Juneau’s new policy forcing all non-vaxxed residents to wear face masks, while allowing the “fully vaccinated” to go mask-free, is designed to both entice and coerce vaccine hesitant residents into finally submitting to a COVID jab.

According Robert Barr, the Emergency Operations Center Planning Chief for the City & Borough of Juneau, the mask mandate won’t be enforced, but he is confident the policy will incentivize vaccine compliance.

“Where we’re at right now certainly involves a bit of a policy balancing act,” Barr wrote in a May 19 email responding to a concerned resident’s question about how the mandate would be enforced. The new policy, he said, “does rely on the honor system and concerns that people have around that are certainly valid…”

In the same email, Barr acknowledges that Juneau already has a “relatively high (by comparison) community vaccination rate as well as our relatively high level of compliance with previously issued mandates and guidance.”

More than 57% of Juneau residents, in fact, have already received both COVID shots and are classified as “fully vaccinated” on the borough website.

“We don’t have any evidence to indicate this generally compliant behavior will significantly change with this new guidance,” Barr said. “For many people, I think, the carrot of being able to unmask after full vaccination will drive more vaccinations.  We do continue to see good turn out at our ongoing vaccination clinics.”

According to Juneau’s new policy, those deemed “fully vaccinated” for COVID can remove their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings. The unvaccinated, however, must continue wearing approved masks. This, despite the fact that Juneau now considers COVID to be a “minimal” risk to the community. With a population of 32,000 residents, Juneau had only one COVID positive patient in the hospital as of May 20, and just nine reported active cases in the community.

As written, the new policy could create tensions between the vaxxed and non-vaxxed, for it requires vaccinated residents to mask whenever a non-vaccinated person takes part in a social gathering. It also instructs attendees at indoor events to keep a six-foot distance from others when a non-vaccinated person is in attendance. In short, the new policy is designed so that the mere presence of an unvaccinated person subjects burdensome mandates on everyone else.

Juneau still requires that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks on Capital Transit, in Juneau International Airport, Juneau School District facilities, Bartlett Regional Hospital, and in any local business, workplace, healthcare, or other setting that still require it.

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Mask mandate for Juneau’s un-vaxxed is designed to solicit vaccine compliance

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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    And how the heck are they going to know who’s vaxxed and who’s not. We’re not required to disclose medical information to anybody. Haha. You guys are so stupid

    • Elizabeth Hmery says:

      My first thought as well.

    • Linda French says:

      It’s just a control mechanism. Part of the Great Reset. Just look it up and see all that is planned or already in place. This is just part of it…listen to Bill Gates Tedx Talk.

    • Sharon Turner says:

      Mr. Totten: No one person, organization company or government entity have any, and I mean zero access to your medical info as per our own /governments HIPPA laws. When asked by rude, invasive types I routinely invoke HIPPA just as I would plead the Fifth amendment. Read up on HIPPA, and all of us learn more about our tights– or they will soon be gone.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    News flash you tyrant idiots I never masked at all. Never in the last year did i follow unconstitutional mandates and if you sheep choose to willingly follow these stupid mandates you may as well voluntarily walk into the gas chamber because thats where this is headed

  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    So if the vaccine is so great why isn’t the governor have one? I have reason why I refuse but…

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    More AFRAID Sheep.
    Ok you got the Stupid shot, now what.
    What are you Sheep so AFRAID off.
    So you can’t hangout, shake my hand or God forbid get a HUG.
    Wait didn’t you listen to your Fauci buddy it’s ok to walk in the woods
    (that means outside) by yourself with out a Diaper Mask on.
    You got the Stupid shot. Your cured now, go live your life, And Stop Trying To Control My Life.

  • Jordan says:

    My Body… My Choice. If you want to use Coercion then your a domestic terrorist, period.
    -We are not property of the State!

  • Theresa says:

    I wonder if AQD is going to push something like this through in Anchorage before our lawfully elected mayor takes office in July.

  • Theresa says:

    It’s hard no to think of the Book of Revelation:
    and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

    But…we’re all just a bunch of conspiracy theorists, so…

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Walmart has pretty much gone self serve now so there’s really no cashiers to refuse you service. Just pepper spray the door guy and walk in and get ur shit. If the cops show up tell them they have no authority to arrest you because walmart is a publicly traded company therefore they can’t claim private business. Watch them get confused and walk away. I actually had this argument with a cop over them trying to trespass me over a stupid mask

  • G Aleution says:

    Coronavirus is a common cold if Dr. Fauci of the CDC is to be believed. Colds are most prevalent in colder climates and seasons. Diagnosis of “covid” brings financial gain in some businesses. Proper supplementation strengthens immune systems notably vitamin “D”. Non-respiratory ailments are seldom of interest now to the medical industry. People with other problems are denied timely interested care since the medical industries are co-opted by covid scares and bonuses.

  • Efrog Industries says:

    When do we start exercising our Second Amendment right and start killing these tyrants in the street as they deserve as the Second Amendment clearly states we have the right to do?

  • Dustin says:

    I wonder how many people will die after taking Joel Davidson‘s idiotic advice not to get a shot

    • John J. Otness says:

      We all die….. Just those that trust GOD and not GOVT die in the knowledge that their immune system is doing exactly what GOD created it to do. You prove that you dont have a clue on what is in the experimental so called vaccine… I wonder what that void feels like? Research and best to you. Thank you Joel for being a true Watchman…

      • Linda French says:

        You’ve got it right…so refreshing!!! I think I’ll put my bet on God over Dr. Fauci, the CDC, WHO, Bill Gates, Klaus Schaub, etc. My immune system is my personal strength against disease…not big pharma’s chemical concoctions that have been and still are just a ploy to control the population and make them money. Government colluding with private industry is all it is….corruption.

    • Linda French says:

      Who’s the idiot? Maybe Mr. Davidson has a bit more “alternative” information…otherwise, perhaps your point of view might be different? You just go ahead and follow what Dr. Fauci tells you. He’s an “expert”.

  • Ekim kicdrub says:

    Is this where they forget about HIPAA ! ?

  • John J. Otness says:

    One day in the very near future all will be shocked when they come to the realization that all of this was meticulously woven together by a hidden pact by those in our Govt and the Communist Chinese. The Wu- flu planted Bio weapon The Purchase of the Treasonous DOMINION that temporarily stole our election. The panic and terrorizing of our children in order to condition them into pliable slaves……. Yes all in Govt that kept their treasonous mouths clamped shut are involved in the sale of Humanity and all will reap what they have sown….. DOMINION is gonna git you…. We the people are gonna take back our Nation from you sellout demons of hell…. All eyes on Maricopa… Build the Gallows!!!!!

  • John J. Otness says:

    PS if you are in GOVT and are not a treasonous betrayer then now is the time to declare yourself as all is being revealed.

  • John J. Otness says:

    When you understand the philosophy and mindset of these that are behind the urgency and push behind this injecting as many folks as possible it is apparent that it is about the Genocide that these demons of hell spout in their need to save the world. Bill Gates of Hell and Klaus the slob Shwab are the stooges of the true genocidal maniacs that are the hidden faces of the 13 families of Evil, They represent the 13 and they represent satan, But they are the Fall guys as the truth pitchforks and torches approach their Castles…. Dunleavy and Franklin Jesus would take the shot Graham are just mites…. But all are involved in this evil as long as they promote human beings now children to inject a GOD knows what toxic soup that even they will not take.. GOD will protect us as long as we are needed to sound the alarm and shine the light on the evil that is out to destroy your lives…. Our home is not on this earth….. The watchman must warn or the blood of the innocent will be on his hands. Thank you Father for all you give us .

  • Linda French says:

    If you are fully “vaccinated” why would you worry about “getting infected” from the unvaxed? Scare tactics, public humility, exclusion, authoritarian control is what it sounds like to me. Ostracize the evil unvaxers, those who refuse to comply. Evidently the folks in charge in Juneau don’t remember what happens to society when one group is “bad” and kept separated from society…look at Nazi Germany and you can see the outcome. Pretty soon YOU are designated as “bad” for whatever reason “they” decide. WAKE UP!!!!