COVID-19 Legal Update: Alaska

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workforce Development


How does the state define an occupational disease?

AS 23.30.395. (24) "injury" means accidental injury or death arising out of and in the course of employment, and an occupational disease or infection that arises naturally out of the employment or that naturally or unavoidably results from an accidental injury; "injury" includes breakage or damage to eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, or any prosthetic devices that function as part of the body and further includes an injury caused by the wilful act of a third person directed against an employee because of the employment.


COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

All Health Mandates Issued in Alaska

DWC Bulletin 20-02 : Suspended out of state travel to SIME Drs
      February 20, 2020

DWC Bulletin 20-03: Guidance for hearings 
     March 20, 2020

DOI Announces Emergency Regulations 
     March 23, 2020

AK Legislature passes bill to ease unemployment-aid; Gov. expected to sign 
     March 23, 2020

Enacted Legislation: Creates COVID-19 Presumption for First Responders & Health Care Workers
     April 10, 2020

DWC Bulletin 20-05: Guidance of Presumption for First Responders & Health Care Workers
     April 10, 2020

DWC Bulletin 20-04 (amended): Notice of Enforcement Suspensions from March 31 to June 30
     May 12, 2020

DOI Advisory Alert: Business Interruption Insurance
     May 13, 2020

DOI Regulatory Order Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and Treatment
     January 19, 2021


Court Closures & Modified Call

COVID-19 Bulletin


Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - Option for telephonic hearing or reschedule.


Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/28/20 to 4/24/20; phased in opening now.





Last Updated: 2/1/2021