Nearly one in ten of Alaska’s COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last three days.
And a new non-resident case makes it 28.
Alaska reports one of its highest single-day counts of new COVID-19 cases.
Now’s not the time to rest easy, health experts said.
“We don’t direct how people should live their lives,” said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer.
The state’s requirements for face masks has been uneven and confusing.
It’ll take a vaccine—something that’s not expected until 2021—for things to really get back to normal. Until then, officials are warning that things will have to be done very differently.
The rules will specifically allow curbside pickup of alcohol from liquor stores, distilleries, breweries and restaurants, removing the requirement for people to enter the stores, as well as delivery of sealed containers of beer and wine from restaurants when people order a meal.
Without widespread testing, Alaskans and these unspecified sectors of the Alaska economy could be stepping into the unknown as they return to business.
Lessons from Alaska’s history should serve as a warning for today.