All incoming travelers to Alaska ordered to self-quarantine

    Anyone arriving in Alaska from outside the state is now required to self-quarantine for 14 days according to a new mandate from Gov. Mike Dunleavy. This applies for residents, workers or visitors.

    The mandate is effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 25.

    Businesses involved with critical infrastructure industries, which require workers to enter Alaska, must submit a plan for maintaining operations while outlining how they will avoid the spread of COVID-19. This protocol is due on March 24, by 3 p.m. and must be submitted to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

    Failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment…

    The governor’s declaration orders all incoming travelers to “proceed directly from the airport to your designated quarantine location.” For residents, this will be their place of residence. Visitor quarantine sits can be a hotel room or rental lodging.

    People may only leave their quarantine location for medical emergencies or to seek medical care, and may not visit any other public spaces in the community. They also must prohibit visitors, except for health care providers, from entering their quarantine location.

    Those living with others in a quarantine location, must comply with social distancing guidelines. Failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both.

    Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

    Share this article

    Related articles


    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Alaska Watchman relies on the generous support of our readers. All donations go directly to supporting and expanding our news coverage. Please consider becoming a regular supporter.

    Select a Donation Option (USD)

    Enter Donation Amount (USD)


    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $100.00

    Stay Informed

    Receive breaking stories and analysis from the Alaska Watchman directly to your inbox for free.

    No spam ever. Guaranteed.

    Latest articles

    Alaska can solve budget crisis by ending unconstitutional appropriations

    “Defunding power cost equalization would gut a lifeline for rural Alaska” was published by ADN on Nov. 10. Meera Kohler expertly laid...

    Anchorage should consider advice of 50,000 health professionals before imposing a lockdown

    On Dec. 1, many Anchorage businesses will either be forcibly closed or severely limited for the duration of 2020. This decision rests...

    Assemblywoman Allard urges Anchorage to keep fighting

    Anchorage has been through a lot this year, but her people are strong and many who have never before gotten involved have...

    Are Alaska’s Elections Clean?

    In the wake of this critical moment in history, a stolen presidential election, a nakedly exposed, billionaire-funded socialist revolution, with paid thugs...

    News tips