The Assembly of the City and Borough of Sitka adopted a resolution at their March 24, 2020 meeting ordering people in the City and Borough of Sitka to hunker down. The intent is for citizens to stay home as much as possible.
This resolution is effective immediately and shall remain in effect through April 14, 2020.
All people in the City and Borough of Sitka shall stay at home as much as possible, except to work in critical jobs (see Section 5 of the resolution – download at link below), to buy, sell, or deliver groceries or other important goods such as those sold by critical businesses; to receive or provide health care; and to get fresh air without contacting others. On the limited occasions when individuals leave home, they should maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any person outside their household whenever possible. Individuals are also encouraged to practice recommended hygiene, including regular hand washing. Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this order.
All non-critical businesses and entities must close their premises to the public; however, businesses and entities are encouraged to use telecommuting or work from home procedures.
All critical businesses or entities that remain open must comply with social distancing guidelines as much as possible, including by maintaining six-foot social distancing for employees and members of the public.
If a business or entity is not listed in Section 5 (definition of critical businesses or entities), and the business owner or authorized agent believes that the business or entity is critical or it is an entity providing critical services or functions, the business may request a determination from the Administrator, or designee.
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