Borough to screen incoming travelers


Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

While testing at Petersburg Airport hasn't begun yet, the borough is making preparations to test passengers arriving from out of state.

An updated version of Gov. Dunleavy's state health mandate #10 took effect early Saturday morning and set new guidelines for residents and visitors who are entering Alaska from the lower 48 or another country.

According to the revised mandate, travelers into the state will have to meet one of four requirements upon arrival to avoid having to self quarantine for 14 days. They can be tested for COVID-19 before traveling, or they can be tested in Alaska when they arrive. If the individual has recovered from the virus three weeks prior to arriving in Alaska, is asymptomatic and has a medical p...

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