Re-opening Alaska’s economy | Alaska Insight

Governor Mike Dunleavy began allowing businesses to reopen this week after more than a month of emergency closures. What are the restrictions? How do we know it’s safe for staff and customers?

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink join Lori Townsend for this week’s Alaska Insight.

Related: Read the latest coverage of the coronavirus in Alaska.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.