COVID-19 Update - Alaska
As per the Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order (Issued March 27, 2020 - Amended May 5, 2020), Section II(e)(ii)(5), mining is identified as "critical infrastructure." This includes placer mining as well as seasonal exploration work. With that in place, and barring any change in the situation, HighGold Mining is planning for the Johnson Tract field season to begin late June to early July with the opening of the exploration camp followed by the drill program as planned for 2020. Prior to exploration start-up, Alaska authorities require the submission of a plan or protocol which outlines "protective measures your business will enact in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger lives in the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function".
For more detailed information please refer to the this document.