The Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) is proud to serve as an advocate for businesses and property owners within the DID in the midst of uncertainty and economic impact from COVID-19. ADP’s Ambassadors have been identified by the State of Alaska (SOA) as critical infrastructure and are still working on patrolling and sanitizing our downtown. For assistance, call or text us at (907) 297-4471.
During this time are there changes to a local policy that would support your business? If you have ideas, please share them with Amanda at aMoser@AnchorageDowntown.org
Check out these resources for up-to-date information on COVID-19:
Ways you can continue to support our small and local businesses during this time:
- Shop online or via phone.
- For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in. Click HERE for a list of downtown restaurants that offer delivery and takeout.
- If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later.
First and foremost, prioritize and take all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community. Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the Anchorage downtown economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.
Mayor Berkowitz’s Economic Resiliency Task Force (ERTF)
ADP’s Executive Director Amanda Moser was appointed to Mayor Berkowitz’s Economic Resiliency Task Force (ERTF), which is tasked with providing critical economic strategic support, perspective, and guidance to the Municipality of Anchorage during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery. ADP along with, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Visit Anchorage, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, BOMA, Girdwood Alliance, UAA Center for Economic Development, Alaska Small Business Development Center, CHARR, Alaska Hospitality Retailers, and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation are all part of the ERTF. The Force was formed to work together to support the community by helping to develop targeted support efforts for the business community and workers of Anchorage. In this capacity, Amanda serves on a Local Policy Committee, which is focused on how the Municipality of Anchorage can support local businesses.
The ERTF is acting to help shape the mitigation and recovery efforts to make them as effective and timely as possible. Such unity of purpose might be rare, but federal, state and local governments are fully committed to the best possible policy response.
Municipality of Anchorage News
Mayor Berkowitz issued Emergency Order EO-10 which moves Anchorage into Phase 3: Maintenance. Phase 3 is intended to provide businesses with safety parameters to protect customers and workers. Phase 3 focuses on distancing and hygiene practices, rather than capacity restrictions and it maintains the requirement that individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 minimize contact with others. EO-10 is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations and the State of Alaska guidelines.
View the safety criteria on the “Roadmap to Reopening” page. Criteria are continuously updated based on the best available health and safety data.