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Governor's Updated Interstate and International Travel Guidance Goes into Effect Friday


October 16, 2020
Friday AM

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, yesterday issued updated guidance on COVID-19 Health Mandate 10 on Interstate and International Travel, providing clear requirements related to international and interstate travel, while still providing mitigation factors to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus.

Changes to Mandate 10 include: 

  • Travelers must complete strict social distancing for five days after arrival to the state;
  • A second test is recommended 5-14 days after arrival;
  • Residents who travel outside of Alaska for less than 72 hours do not need to quarantine or test, but should monitor for symptoms;
  • Critical Infrastructure Workforce (CI) traveling for any reason should follow CI protocols

COVID-19 Health Mandate 10 can be found here.

The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services today released their Weekly Case Analysis for October 4-10, 2020, reporting more cases (1,256) in Alaskans this week than any previous week, beating last week’s record number of new cases (891) by more than 40%. Alaska continues to see a sharp acceleration in new cases. 


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Latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19

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Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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Office of Governor Michael Dunleavy

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