ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Assembly has voted to revoke pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and gatherings and to make them recommendations instead. The changes take effect Monday and were approved unanimously despite concerns raised by the municipality’s health department director. A local mask mandate remains in effect. The approved changes include making a 6-foot social distance requirement in businesses and gyms an advisory. The vote by the Assembly came on Tuesday. Assembly member Christopher Constant, who sponsored the motion to revoke gathering limits and business requirements, said it was in recognition of comments from the community.