Protect all Alaskans - send Public Employees Home!

Governor Dunleavy

Protect Alaska's Public Employees! Tell the Governor to send those that can, to work from home NOW! Alaska's health care facilities can't afford a widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Leaving public buildings and lobbies open to the public allows the virus to spread and subjects the public and employees to unsafe working conditions. While the Governor is telling Alaskans to stay home, he is asking state employees to continue to work in unsafe conditions which is dangerous for all Alaskans. For first responders and mission critical staff - he needs to provide them with the appropriate personal protective equipment. By signing this petition, you are helping us send a strong message to the Governor - that it's time to act now! We can not delay action as the number of coronavirus cases increase every day. We need to protect all Alaskans by limiting widespread transmission in public buildings. Add your name now!

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To: Governor Dunleavy
From: [Your Name]

The signers of this petition request that you take immediate action on behalf of the health and safety of all Alaskans by issuing a health mandate directing all state employees that are able, to work from home until the end of March or until a date that is deemed suitable for lowering the rate of transmission of coronavirus in Alaska. There have already been numerous cases reported across the state, including the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Ketchikan City Borough. It's only a matter of time before we learn that a state employee has tested positive for the disease - potentially transmitting it to their co-workers and the public. Delaying action places the public at greater risk and could overpower our medical infrastructure in the state.

This petition asks that employees that are unable to work from home and unable to work in the office, be placed on paid administrative leave, similar to procedures that are in effect for any workplace deemed unsafe due to an emergency like an earthquake or n this case, a pandemic.

Finally, the singers of this petition understand that it is important that some government services continue. For those employees that must continue to work in a COVID19 environment, we ask that you ensure they receive the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) and pre-screening training to keep themselves, and the Alaskans they serve, safe.

Thank you for taking swift action on this issue of critical importance.