As Alaska’s State Capital prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the City and Borough of Juneau has issued a “reminder” that anyone who has declined the experimental COVID shot must wear a face mask at public Fourth of July festivities.
This includes the fireworks show, downtown parade and other crowded outdoor events where people cannot keep six feet distance from one another. The requirement is part of Juneau’s “COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies.”
“The community has worked really hard with mitigation efforts, including vaccination,” City Manager Rorie Watt said June 14. “Please be considerate of your neighbors and remember to mask up when required.”
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The mask mandate applies to children as young as two years old. The only people free to celebrate Independence Day without masks are those who have taken the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson shots.
Juneau’s mandate is one of many actions taken by local governments that single out non-vaccinated community members by imposing mask mandates on those who either cannot or will not submit to the COVID-19 injections.