Reminder: Test When Traveling

Sitka Unified Command Strongly Recommends Testing When Traveling.

Testing remains a critical tool to help control the spread of COVID-19, and to help detect variants of the virus. As of March 25, about 64% of Sitka’s population had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That’s great progress however we still have a ways to go before more Sitkans are protected against the virus.

The CDC recommends against travel at this time because it increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. However, we recognize travel is important to Sitkans. If you do travel, please test 72 hours prior to your return flight or use the free testing at the airport upon arrival. A second test 5-14 days after travel is available, free of charge, at the airport from 5:30pm to 6:30pm daily.

Learn more about the State of Alaska’s guidance for travelers at www.AlaskaSafeTravels.com.

For the CDC travel guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html?fbclid=IwAR3Qf2MqJhZPQaXEbs-dmqlaJ9dJyFft1ktUeG366ftHyy-LYJAzFMo3uRU

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