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Alaska Legislature extends virus screening at Capitol

FILE - This April 2, 2012, file photo shows the front entrance of the Alaska state Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The contract for a medical safety company to test and screen everyone who enters the Alaska State Capitol building has been extended by the Legislative Council. The decision made last Wednesday will last at least through June 30. The deal adds $1.5 million to for the contract. Alaska Public Media reported that the first federal coronavirus relief bill could provide up to $4 million to pay for Capitol safety. The current legislative policy requires everyone in the Capitol Building to wear masks in public spaces, have rapid coronavirus tests every four or five days and undergo temperature screening when entering the building every day.


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