The Anchorage Assembly has cancelled tonight’s planned public hearing on a proposed mask mandate after Mayor Dave Bronson announced that one of the senior members of his administration has tested positive for COVID.

“This individual was also in close contact with some members of the Anchorage Assembly at last night’s meeting,” Bronson relayed on Oct. 8. “The senior administration is following Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 protocols and will not be attending tonight’s scheduled Assembly meeting in person.” 

After being informed of the situation, Assembly leadership decided to cancel the Oct. 8 public hearing, which was set to begin at 3 p.m.

According to a statement from the Assembly, they are also investigating whether to cancel the Oct. 12 regular Assembly meeting to “allow for adequate time for Assembly members and members of the administration to follow appropriate CDC guidelines and the Municipality’s protocols for testing and quarantine.”

An announcement on the Oct. 12 meeting is forthcoming.

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Public hearing on Anchorage mask mandate cancelled due to COVID contact

Joel Davidson
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