Have you recently returned to Alaska from a trip? DHSS strongly advises that all Alaskans read and comply with the DHSS March 15 COVID-19 Health Alert 005: content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AKDHSS/bulletins/281546d
Here’s what you need to know. If you have traveled within 14 days to an area with widespread, ongoing community spread such as Europe, China and other countries (CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice Areas) you should stay at home for 14 days even if you are not sick (see below for more details).
Also – and this is important – if you have traveled to ANY destination outside of Alaska (including other states in the U.S.) during the past 14 days you should:
– Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
– Minimize contact with people as much as possible, self-monitor and practice social distancing.
– This may mean not going to work or school if you cannot safely be distanced from others – especially if you traveled in a location where community transmission is occurring.
All returned travelers should monitor their health. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day. Also, watch for cough or trouble breathing. If you become ill, call your health care provider.
Here is CDC’s guidance for Level 3 Countries:
– Stay home and avoid contact with other household members.
– Contact your employer, and do not go to work or school for this 14-day period after you return.
– CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice Areas include: China, Iran, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
This guidance is based on CDC’s guidance, which can be found here, but with some additional protective measures for Alaska: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavi…/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html