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Alaska senator changes face covering after rules dispute

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, an Eagle...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican, holds a copy of the Alaska Constitution during a committee hearing in Juneau, Alaska.(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 8:35 PM AKDT
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska senator returned to her seat on the Senate floor wearing a new face covering after Senate leaders last week restricted her access to the chamber and committee meetings for what they said was a lack of compliance with rules meant to guard against COVID-19.

Sen. Lora Reinbold walked to and from the floor session with Senate President Peter Micciche. She wore a clear face covering with padding that goes over the nose and cheeks and along the bottom of her face.

Reinbold previously had worn a looser-fitting face shield. Micciche said the Senate was “100% compliant” on following COVID-19 mitigation rules.

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