Petersburg Pilot -

Intrastate travelers asked to test for virus


November 5, 2020

Courtesy of Levy Boiter

Fifth Grader Maelle Boiter attends class while in quarantine.

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman encouraged residents at Friday's COVID-19 community update who travel to other parts of the state to be tested for COVID-19 upon their return to town. The request follows five recent confirmed cases of the virus linked to intrastate travel.

While Alaska residents are required to test for COVID-19 either before or after they arrive back in the state from other parts of the country, they don't need to be tested for the virus when traveling throughout Alaska. Four cases of COVID-19 were identified in Petersburg on Oct. 27 and could be connected to recent trips...

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