International and Interstate Travel, Order for Self-Quarantine in Alaska, extended
May 17, 2020
(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Friday issued updates to the State of Alaska’s 10th and 17th COVID-19 Health Mandates.
COVID-19 Health Mandate 010 on International and Interstate Travel, Order for Self-Quarantine, has been extended from May 19, 2020, to June 2, 2020. Additional guidance was issued on Enhanced Protective Measures for Seafood Processing Workers.
Additional guidance regarding Commercial Fishing has been issued for COVID-19 Health Mandate 017 on Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.
Health Mandate 010 was first issued on March 23, 2020 and was updated on May 15, 2020 to extend the mandate. All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker, or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure as outlined in the Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order.
Pursuant to the Governor’s declaration, upon arrival in any community in Alaska from another state or nation, you must:
- Proceed directly from the airport to your designated quarantine location, which is the location identified and affirmed by you on the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form.
- If you are a resident, your designated quarantine location is your residence.
- If you are a visitor or worker, your designated quarantine location is your hotel room or rented lodging.
2) Remain in your designated quarantine location for a period of 14 days, or the duration of your stay in Alaska, whichever is shorter.
- You may leave your designated quarantine location only for medical emergencies or to seek medical care.
- Do not visit any public spaces, including, but not limited to: pools, meeting rooms, fitness centers, or restaurants.
- Do not allow visitors in or out of your designated quarantine location other than a physician, healthcare provider, or individual authorized to enter the designated quarantine location by Unified Command.
- Comply with all rules or protocols related to your quarantine as set forth by your hotel or rented lodging.
- If you are required to self-quarantine and there are other individuals in your residence, hotel room, or rented lodging, you are required to comply with social distancing guidelines.
To prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska issued its eighteenth health mandate based on its authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration signed by Governor Mike Dunleavy on March 11, 2020.
Given the ongoing concern for new cases of COVID-19 being transmitted via community spread within the state, Governor Dunleavy and the State of Alaska issued Mandate 018, which went into effect May 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
This Mandate is being issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. The purpose of this Mandate is to clarify and centralize all requirements related to intrastate travel, to increase the ability of individuals within Alaska to travel, while still working to provide sufficient mitigation factors to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
On the Web
All of the Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates are available at https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/
For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.alaska.gov/
Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Source of News:
Office of Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy
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