In a news conference the evening of June 3rd, Governor Dunleavy discussed the revised requirements of the state’s Health Mandate 10.1. This is the COVID-19 mandate that applies to anyone entering Alaska. Previously, visitors to the state were required to self-quarantine after arrival for 14 days. With the new revisions, which is effective at 12:01 am June 6, 2020, visitors have three options to the 14-day quarantine. The following is a summary of these requirements, rearranged somewhat from the way they are listed in the Mandate, as they apply to visitors to Alaska. Also see the States summary at https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/. Read the revised Mandate at https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MANDATE-010-REVISED-06.03.20.pdf
Option 1: Upon arrival, the visitor will present a SARS-CoV2 PCR test report that shows the visitor tested negative for the COVID-19 virus within 72 hours before his departure for Alaska, or
Option 2: Upon arrival, the visitor will present a SARS-CoV2 PCR test report that shows the visitor tested negative for the COVID-19 virus within 5 days before his departure for Alaska and the visitor takes a second test upon arrival in Alaska. In this case, the visitor is to minimize interactions (with others) until the second test result is received and is also negative.
Option 3: For visitors who are not pre-tested (not using Options 1 or 2) the visitor obtains a SARS-CoV2 PCR test upon arrival and then self-quarantines until getting a test report that shows a negative result.
And with all three options, the visitor will be given a voucher for use to obtain a second test that must occur within 7-14 days after arrival. The visitor is to minimize interactions (with others) until the second test result is received and is also negative. If the test is positive, the visitor must isolate and will not be able to travel, unless cleared by public health.
In addition, all visitors are required to do the following before arrival:
Note, the above Declaration Form and the State’s summery are not up-to-date, in that they do not properly describe the 5-day test option (Option 2) above.