Issued March 15, 2020
By: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska
DHSS strongly advises that all Alaskans read and comply with the following guidance for returning travelers:
Higher Risk: For travelers returning within 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread such as Europe, China and other countries (i.e., a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice Area) you should:
China, Iran, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City.
Medium Risk: For travelers returning within 14 days from outside of Alaska (including the rest of the United States) you should:
Health Guidance for Returning Travelers in the Higher and Medium Risk Groups
All Alaskans should follow previous guidance including regular hand washing, cleaning surfaces and avoiding large gatherings (March 13 COVID-19 Health Alert: Recommendations for Keeping Communities Safe).
This is not a mandate. This guidance is based on CDC’s guidance, which can be found here:
State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Alert 005
Visit the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 website at coronavirus.alaska.gov for more information.