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Test samples collected at Petersburg airport


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center has their screening and testing center set up just outside the gates of the Petersburg Airport tarmac.

On Tuesday, Petersburg Medical Center staff were ready to start collecting test samples from passengers flying into town as of the afternoon jet to be tested for COVID-19, said PMC Director of Patient Care Services Angela Menish.

As passengers get off the plane and exit the tarmac, they are greeted by borough employees. If an individual is arriving from another part of Alaska, then they can enter the community. If the individual is arriving from outside of the state or country, then they are directed to a screening area.

As per the updated state health mandate #10, those coming into the sta...

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