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City of Craig: Disaster Declaration and Stay in Place Advisory

The Craig City Council met in an emergency session on March 24, 2020 and passed two resolutions related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The first resolution (Resolution 20-06) declares a disaster for the City of Craig as provided by Alaska Statute 26.23.140. This resolution continues the city’s deliberate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resolution 20-06 allows the city to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local or interjurisdictional disaster or emergency plans, and authorizes the city to furnish aid and assistance under those plans. The second resolution passed by the council at the March 24th meeting (Resolution 20-07) issues a “stay in place” advisory to businesses and residents of Craig. Specifically the resolution recommends:  Sheltering in place when possible, and, for anyone traveling to Prince of Wales Island from other places to self quarantine for 14 days.  Recognize that food supply chains are fully functioning and that grocery stores will remain open. The resolution asks that people who are ill should stay away from grocery stores, and healthy people should not linger in public places, including grocery stores.  Craig residents should work from home as much as possible and conduct business by telephone and electronically as much as possible from home or business locations.  Follow all state and public health advisories and mandates, including closing to in person traffic for businesses identified in State of Alaska Health Mandate 10 as being non-essential.  People who are sick or suspect that they might be infected with COVID-19 should isolate and contact their healthcare provider. In addition to this set of strong advisories, Resolution 20-07 also prohibits the use of playground equipment at all City of Craig public parks. The advisories and prohibitions in Resolution 20-07 are effective immediately and will be in effect until April 17, 2020. The Craig City Council will reevaluate these measures at the April 16, 2020 council meeting and either extend them, or let them expire depending on the situation at the time. The City of Craig will continue to monitor COVID-19 reports and information and provide links and up to date information about the City of Craig response at the city’s website. For information go to or Contact information for City of Craig departments and services. Craig Aquatic Center 826-2794 Craig City Hall 826-3275 Craig EMS 826-4857 Craig Harbormaster 826-3404 Craig Police 826-3330 Craig Public Facilities 826-3408 Craig Public Library 826-3281 Craig Public Works 826-3405 Craig Recreation Department 826-2575

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