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Watch: Anchorage acting mayor announces new pandemic emergency order

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: December 29, 2020
  • Published December 29, 2020
Acting Mayor to announce new Emergency Order

Today, the Acting Mayor is announcing a new Emergency Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Acting Mayor is joined by Anchorage Health Department (AHD) Director Heather Harris; AHD Epidemiologist Dr. Janet Johnston; UAA Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Hennessy; UAA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Kevin Berry Also available: Municipal Attorney Kate Vogel; Office of Economic and Community Development Director Chris Schutte, Director; AHD Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Chandler The community briefing is available on Acting Mayor Quinn-Davidson’s Facebook page and Municipal Channel 9 on GCI cable. American Sign Language (ASL) access is available at

Posted by Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson will announce a new pandemic emergency order in a community briefing at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The mayor will be joined by Heather Harris, Director, Anchorage Health Department (AHD); Janet Johnston, PhD, Epidemiologist, AHD; Tom Hennessy, MD, MPH, medical doctor and infectious disease epidemiologist, University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) College of Health; and Kevin Berry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, UAA.

Also available will be Kate Vogel, Municipal Attorney; Chris Schutte, Director, Office of Economic and Community Development; and Bruce Chandler, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Anchorage Health Department.

The briefing will also be broadcast on Municipal Channel 9 on GCI cable. American Sign Language access is available at

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