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City of Dillingham rolls back mask, quarantine and travel form requirements

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Emergency Order 3.0 lists recommendations like social distancing, getting vaccinated and tracking temperature checks. 

  

The City of Dillingham will no longer require masks, mandatory quarantines, testing or travel forms under Emergency Order 3.0 starting Monday, July 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Interim City Manager Chris Hladick consulted with public health experts and the emergency operations center to make the decision.

“The authorizing ordinance requires that metrics are developed for decision making, so I published those metrics on the City’s website," Hladick said. "They’re out there for public consumption.”

Those metrics refer to Dillingham’s vaccination rate. About 73% of Dillingham’s vaccine eligible population is fully vaccinated. There have also been very few cases in the community this spring. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation dismantled its incident management team in June, and the city closed its emergency operations center at the start of the month.

Emergency Order 3.0 lists recommendations like social distancing, getting vaccinated and tracking temperature checks. The city also recommends that people test and quarantine if they are not vaccinated, but it is not required.

Contact the author at tyler@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200

Tyler Thompson
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