Biden order: Masks mandated on federal land
On his first day as president, Joe Biden mandated all shall wear face coverings when in federal buildings or facilities, or on federal lands.
“‘Federal lands’ means lands under executive branch control,” the order reads.
Hours after signing the order, Biden was filmed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., without a mask.
Alaska is ranked #1 for federal land. The federal government owns 61.79 percent of Alaska’s total land, or just shy of 224 million acres.
The order makes no exception for the vast wilderness of Southeast Alaska, which is nearly all the Tongass National Forest. …