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Health Mandate 012
Intrastate Travel – Limiting travel between communities to critical infrastructure or critical personal needs.

Effective 8:00 am March 28, 2020 all in-state travel between communities is prohibited. See Health Mandate 012.

Exceptions
Travel to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs will be allowed. Air carriers and other travel-related businesses have no duty to verify that intrastate travelers meet the criteria for permissible travel under this heath mandate. Air carriers shall inquire if travelers are permitted to travel under this mandate and shall rely upon a traveler’s assurance that they are eligible to travel.

Critical personal needs include buying, selling, or delivering groceries and home goods; obtaining fuel for vehicles or residential needs; transporting family members for out-of-home care, essential health needs, or for purposes of child custody exchanges; receiving essential health care; providing essential health care to a family member; obtaining other important goods; and engaging in subsistence activities.

Additional travel restrictions
Certain Small Alaskan communities may implement further travel restriction pursuant to “Alaska Small Community Emergency Travel Order - Attachment B.

More information
Answers to many frequently asked questions are addressed in “Mandate 11 and 12 FAQ’s.” Health Mandate 12 will be reevaluated by April 11, 2020.

Health Mandate 10.1
International and Interstate Travel - Order for Self-Quarantine

Effective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020, all international and interstate travelers arriving in Alaska are required to abide by the State of Alaska’s Health Mandate 10.1.

This mandate requires incoming travelers, arriving to ANC from anywhere out-of-state, to fill out a mandatory Travel Declaration Form and to self-quarantine at their home or hotel for 14 days. Failure to comply is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of up to one year. 

  • Travelers 18 years of age or older must complete and sign their own form
  • A web-based version of the form can be completed and submitted on a mobile phone at ready.alaska.gov/form
  • Hard copies of this form will be available for completion and submission upon arrival to ANC

Exceptions
Employees working on critical infrastructure are exempt from this mandate. Click here for a list of businesses and services eligible for this exemption.

More information about Alaska Critical Industries COVID-19 Worker Mitigation Plan is available online. If you have further questions, please inquire with your employer regarding your status.

Updates
This is a rapidly changing situation. ANC will share all future travel-related mandates on this page, our Facebook page, and on our Twitter account. We also encourage you to sign up for text or email alerts from the Department of Health and Social Services. Sign up here.

Visit coronavirus.alaska.gov to read the mandate, learn more about exemptions for employees of critical infrastructure industries, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Keeping Travelers and Employees Safe

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) uses airport-cleaning methods and materials in its facilities that reduce the potential for acquiring communicable diseases. These cleaning methods and materials are designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19, Influenza A&B, Norovirus, and the multitude of other communicable diseases that exist in the world. 

“Our daily expectation at ANC is for you to have a safe and enjoyable experience whenever you use our airport,” said Airport Manager Jim Szczesniak. “We take great pride in the fact that our staff maintains ANC as one of the cleanest airports in the world.”

Here are the multilayer cleaning protocols ANC has in place to keep travelers and employees safe from communicable diseases:

Our Terminals
Our terminals are designed to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 

  • The North and South Terminals have separate ventilation systems that are managed to meet Federal Indoor Air Quality Standards to minimize the spread of airborne communicable diseases. 
  • The ventilation systems bring in a mix of fresh outdoor air and recirculated air. Recirculated air intakes are high above passengers, allowing gravity to prevent virus-containing droplets from entering the air-recirculation intakes. 
  • Recirculated air is filtered through two activated-carbon air filters. 
  • Out of an abundance of caution, heating and cooling coils are treated with a disinfectant/virucide. 
  • Our restrooms and common areas use nonporous materials to allow for effective cleaning of all surfaces. 

Our methods and materials
ANC has always had a robust cleaning program in our airport that uses disinfectants that are effective against viruses.

  • All restrooms are disinfected three times per day and sanitation touch-ups are performed each shift.
  • Floors and vertical surfaces are sanitized three times per day.
  • Handrails are sanitized several times per day.
  • Carpets are vacuumed daily using equipment with HEPA filters to trap any viruses present.
  • Drinking fountains are disinfected three times per day and steam cleaned weekly.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations are placed outside of the Security Screening Checkpoint, and additional hand-sanitizer stations are being procured for deployment throughout the terminal.

What our major domestic carriers are doing

Alaska Airlines blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/coronavirus/

Delta Airlines delta.com/us/en/advisories/other-alerts/coronavirus-travel-updates

United Airlines united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html

American Airlines news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS

Status of international flights

Cargo flights from Wuhan, China, are suspended indefinitely. ANC has no scheduled passenger flights from Asia.
Seasonal international service is scheduled to begin in May on Icelandair, and Condor; and July on Yakutia Airlines.

All international flights and flights suspected of carrying passengers with a communicable disease are processed in the North Terminal, where CDC staff and quarantine facilities are located. No flights suspected of carrying passengers with a communicable disease are processed in our main domestic terminal. The North Terminal is completely isolated from the domestic terminal and closed to the public.

Where to get more information

Alaska Department of Health & Social Services dhss.alaska.gov

Centers for Disease Control cdc.gov

World Health Organization who.int

Cruise Lines International Association cruising.org

Providence COVID-19 Assessment Tool logoProvidence Heath Care COVID-19 Assessment Tool providence.org