Whether they’re scofflaws or simply magical beings, many members of the House and Senate don’t seem to heed the call of Dr. Anne Zinke, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, to create a six-foot space between Alaskans, in order to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

In the above photo, originally appearing at the Anchorage Daily News, several top Senate lawmakers confer on the Senate floor during the final days of deliberations. At least six and possibly eight lawmakers are crowded into a six-foot circumference.

Meanwhile, in the House, Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla has taken to wearing a protective mask during his time on the House floor, while the six-foot rule in the chambers appears to be merely a suggestion by state’s chief medical officer.

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